My brain: it’s my second favorite organ.— Woody Allen
The brain is an amazing organ. It is a timeless wonder. Unlike mechanical devices, it never stops working, even while you are sleeping. I also read that it remains active ten minutes after you have been pronounced dead… Spoooky!
During the daytime, the brain is busy advising and directing you; but at night, it uses your sleep period as “me-time” and romps wildly like a foal in a meadow. This interval is known as dreaming.
The brain can be passive or active. It is active when you are striving to solve a problem; it is fairly passive when you are looking at something.
Contrarily to common American thinking, sitting at a café is not for gulping a giant cup of coffee or reading a newspaper. The true purpose of this occupation is people watching. People unaware of being observed… in the act of being their true selves.
“This includes speech in action, relationship interactions, body language, expressions, clothing and activities.”
When people watching, the eyes glimpse, and the brain (according to your personality) passes judgment…
Too skinny… bad outfit… drooping pants… looking unhinged… nice ass… cute dog… how old is this dude? green hair? should not wear yoga pants… jeans with absurd giant tears… good looking dude… big boobs… scary-looking beard… great legs… ugly kid… nice suit… needs bra… must be Republican…
But people watching, just like any discipline, demands practice before being properly executed. The rules are simple but complex at the same time.
First of all, don’t be a boob. Don’t stare.
Scan the surroundings nonchalantly, like a slow pulsing radar. Never gawk, regardless of what you see. A cool people watcher is a good people watcher.
Petting dogs and flirting is allowed… if done with finesse.
So, when life is mistreating you, go to a café, spread your legs and unleash your mind. Let it romp like a puppy and pee on the tulips.
I guarantee that it is 100% more soothing than any over-advertised medication.