The Proverb of the Centipede

http://australianmuseum.net.au/Uploads/Images/8835/Centipede_big.jpgI was walking home, and I realized that the more I concentrated on walking the more difficult it became and the more I just let myself walk the more fluid and faster I walked. It reminded me of a Chinese proverb “if a centipede tries to focus on moving all of his legs then they stumble and trip over one another.”

This could be true for more than just walking. It could apply to any chain of command or even our own psyche. If we try to control everything then we will end up tripping over others and ourselves. Letting things do as they do without over-focusing upon it is more beneficial than super-focusing. We end up forcing things or convincing ourselves of some sort of desperation to get somewhere or get something done.

About Thain

I am a high school senior with a strong interest in psychology and philosophy; my interest in psychology stems from my analytical thinking, I analyze just about everything. It is similar for philosophy except that everything is more in theory than in fact. These all compound to create the reason why I joined HNWF; self help type stuff has a lot of psychological principles in it and surrounding it. I joined because I was surrounded by it and the idea of being part of it interested me.

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