If you don't speak English and you want to know all about this term, you might thnk it is related to
, but it is hardly ever used that way. Usually, thoughtless means without regard for
s, often consequences undesirable to others. However, I would like to explain how the
word can be used
with a less ugly meaning.
I came up with this word when I was trying to verbalize the quality of people who often zone out
you take a long drive
by yourself, you may discover that several minutes have passed during which it
seemed that you were not there. This can happen in other situations too. It may be a state we all pass
through on our way to being asleep
replaces the state of mind we have to be in to learn something
when we have learned
it so fully that there's nothing more to learn. It makes room for other thoughts. For example, once you
have tied your shoes
many times, you do it without thinking. We shoe-tying experts are usually thinking
about other things when we tie our shoes, but every so often, we do it in complete thoughtlessness.
Unfortunately, we sometimes perform other tasks thoughtlessly, such as changing lanes, closing doors,
yelling, or even noding
. This should be avoided at all costs. One path to avoiding such thoughtlessness is to work on having lucid dream
s (search that node for "lucid living").