Do you ever sit and stare into space?

@TheHorse (79834)
Walnut Creek, California
February 11, 2019 10:35am CST
I just caught myself sitting and staring into space. I was "MyLotting," but I was really just sitting and doing no typing. I checked my thoughts and realized I was having an imaginary dialogue with one of my parents from the preschool in Berkeley. We were discussing whether to go hiking with their family alone, or as a group with other families. I think I stare into space pretty often. But I don't think I'm spacing out. Earlier, I found myself wondering if I should do a MyLot post on Zeno's Paradox. What do you think about when you might appear to others to be "spacing out"?
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@DianneN (103095)
• United States
11 Feb
When I stare into space, it's because I'm thinking of something totally irrelevant than what I should be attending to.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
But sometimes there's no "should," like when I'm sipping my first cup of coffee, checking emails, and have 1.5 hours before I have to be at work.
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@JohnRoberts (73128)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Feb
All too often. I ruminate on life.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
But ruminating implies regret. I hope some of the good times make you smile.
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
Quite frankly, I do not believe that a discussion about the Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea would attract a crowd. When I seem to stare at the space I am always alone.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Needless to say, I did not do that post.
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@LadyDuck (201273)
• Switzerland
12 Feb
@TheHorse A difficult post to discuss, but surely interesting.
@Nana49 (1224)
• United States
11 Feb
I do that alot too .my mind works overtime I sometimes think about what im.going to write about on mylot and sometimes i go over my too do list that i need to make or if i have anything important to do.or sometime just what im gonna wear for the day i try and plan it all out in my head and mind first..
@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Heh. I sometimes send myself emails reminding me of what I have to do later in the day.
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@vandana7 (69599)
• India
11 Feb
@TheHorse That is smart..why did I not think of that..? I have used email address for storing pictures.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
@vandana7 How do you store pictures?
@Hannihar (52112)
13 Feb
@TheHorse I like to sit and not do anything at times and it feels like I am just staring into space when I do that. Maybe people just need to just sit at times and not do anything else.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Feb
My mind is usually pretty active when I do that. But on hikes, especially among the redwoods, I like to just sit and take in the beauty.
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@Hannihar (52112)
14 Feb
@TheHorse That makes lots of sense to me and to enjoy it.
@xander6464 (9463)
• Wapello, Iowa
12 Feb
You should do a post about Zeno...Especially the Arrow Paradox and how it relates to the Double Slit experiment (Which seems to provide laboratory proof for it) and there should be a follow-up post on whether the Ancients possessed far more knowledge than we gave them credit for or if he were simply a time-traveler---which would be the same thing because we still don't have time-travel...As far as you know... Or did Zeno have contact with Aliens?
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
I think Zeno's insight came from wiping his tush and get it 1/2 cleaner every time he wiped. In an instant, he realized that he couple never actually reach the "limit," and in that moment, calculus and Zeno's paradox were born.
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• Wapello, Iowa
12 Feb
@TheHorse That puts a whole new spin on the situation. You really need to write that post.
@nela13 (12964)
• Portugal
11 Feb
Sometimes, especially when I have nothing to do, which Is rare
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I guess I do it when I have nothing I have to think about. I also daydream/think/plan while driving.
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@nela13 (12964)
• Portugal
15 Feb
@TheHorse now that you mentioned it, in fact I use to think and make plans while I am driving too
@JudyEv (153346)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb
Mostly I'd probably be trying to work out if it is Monday or Tuesday - or some other day that I hadn't thought of.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
That's a pretty good place to be.
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@JudyEv (153346)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Feb
@TheHorse Any day above ground is a good one even if you don't know which one it is.
@fearjp (389)
11 Feb
I often do stare into space just to imagine things. I'ven like that since I was a kid and probably a bad habbit of doing that a lot. It really doesn't seem to be good since its only fantasizing what I'm doing.
@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Can't fantasies be turned into reality?
@fearjp (389)
12 Feb
@TheHorse True lol, I guess its just me lol.
@WorDazza (10957)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb
I do it more than I probably should, especially at work. I'm usually thinking about something more inteesting than what I'm actually doing at the time. So when I'm at work it's usually paint drying or grass growing!
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
What is your work?
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@WorDazza (10957)
• Manchester, England
12 Feb
@TheHorse Software development in the automotive industry. Nowhere near as exciting as it sounds and it sounds mind-numbingly tedious.
• Agra, India
11 Feb
Yep...especially when I have a lot many unanswered questions
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
Do you address those questions while staring into nothingness (or pine trees)?
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• Agra, India
13 Feb
@TheHorse they keep moving in the mind in the back drop
@andriaperry (69730)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Feb
I zone out people, that is something I learned to do growing up in a big family, watching t.v. I would zone everyone out and just hear the t.v.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
Was the TV a good influence?
@Corbin5 (130262)
• United States
11 Feb
I usually think about tasks left to do when spaced out.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I do that too. Or how to achieve them. Planning is important.
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@BarBaraPrz (21852)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Feb
Wha? D'you say something?
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Feb
Well said.
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@wolfgirl569 (19028)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Feb
I am often off in my own little world when I do that. It is much more amusing there.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
Oh, I think so too.
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@Hate2Iron (9774)
• Canada
11 Feb
I wonder who is up there staring down from their planet!
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I hope they're not staring into my bedroom!
@vandana7 (69599)
• India
11 Feb
No...I am inclined to walk when I think. Kinda..my brain gets switched on when I am walking. LOL.Its not a brisk walk, but sitting kinda always finds me in funny mood.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I fond that "therapy" with kids goes better when we're walking than sitting in some stuffy room.
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• United States
11 Feb
Generally I daydream about other things I'd rather be doing
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I think I daydream more about things I WILL be doing.
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@much2say (41972)
• United States
11 Feb
I often do this when I wake up (it's always been this way even in my childhood) . . . that is if I don't have to rush off anywhere that morning. I could be thinking about a bunch of things. But if I'm in shock or serious anger, I might "zone out" and I know I replay the scenario over and over about what made me feel this way.
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• United States
14 Feb
i do when i'm really tired. most people assume i am when i do that anyway.