Most People Don’t Think

This post may ruffle some feathers and that’s OK, it’s good to stir up the pot every so often.

The other day I posted this quote on Facebook…

I asked if you agree or disagree and everyone disagreed, but I want you to think about that for a moment.  Most people don’t think and in this post I hope to clarify what Earl meant.

I remember Bob quoting George Bernhard Shaw as saying that, “The average person uses their reasoning factor or they think 2 or 3 times a year.”  He continued by saying, “I’ve become an international expert by thinking 2 or 3 times a week.”


Dr. Ken McFarland one time said…

2% of the people think

3% think they think and…

95% would actually rather die than think.


Henry Ford once pointed out that:

“Thinking is one of the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few people engage in it.”

You may say that everyone thinks, but the truth is hardly anyone thinks.

Take a step back and watch people’s behavior, just study their behavior and you’ll quickly realize they’d never do what they’re doing if they were thinking.

Listen to their conversations, they’d never say what they’re saying if they were thinking.

The truth is most people don’t think.  Now, you might ask, if they’re not thinking then how do they function?  Well, they’ve tricked themselves into thinking that mental activity is thinking.  They’re just letting whatever is going on outside of them control what’s going on inside.

Think about how many times you’ve done this in your own life.  I constantly catch myself reacting to situations and because I now have this awareness I realize I’m not thinking.  So I stop, think, and then respond.  You see, to react requires no thought, but you must think if you’re going to respond.

Now, when we think we build an image and that’s what we want to do.  We want to build an image of how we want our life to be and think of ways we can accomplish it.

I hope by reading this, you’ve gained a new awareness and agree that most people or the average person really doesn’t think.  If you don’t agree, that’s fine by me, it’s your perception of the subject and it’s every bit as right as my perception.

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Ed Reiner

CEO at Global Visions Online, LLC
Ed Reiner is a personal development teacher partnered with Bob Proctor's LifeSuccess Consultants company and an internet marketer. He assists individuals in building their business online and helps transform their lives from the inside out.

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  1. Alanna
    4 years ago

    Very great post!!