A story about ears & earbuds and really about the mind

For the last few weeks, I have thought I was losing hearing in my left ear. I haven’t noticed it in daily life, but when I use earbuds, and specifically when my head is on the pillow and I use only one, I notice that I need to turn the volume on the left ear up two steps.

I made a plan to set up an appointment with an ear doctor, and yesterday while in the car, I also had a thought: Maybe I should check the earbuds first? I did, and it turned out that the problem was with the earbuds and not my ears.

It was comical, and it’s a story about the mind.

One of the functions and gifts of the mind is to make assumptions, to create a connection between A and B. It helps me function in daily life and the wast majority of these assumptions are innocent and turn out to be correct. (Assumptions about physics etc.)

At the same time, it’s good to check out some of those assumptions when I can, especially the ones about myself and others that may not be correct and have consequences for how I live my life.

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A STORY ABOUT EARS & EARBUDS, AND REALLY ABOUT THE MIND

For the last few weeks, I have thought I was losing hearing in my left ear. I haven’t noticed it in daily life, but when I use earbuds, and specifically if I use only one (when my head is on the pillow), I notice that I need to turn up the volume on the left ear at least two steps.

I made a plan to set up an appointment with an ear doctor since it’s good to have those things checked out early. Yesterday, I also had a thought: What maybe I should check out the earbuds first? I did, and it turned out that the problem was with the earbuds and not my ears.

It was quite comical, and a story about the mind. It’s easy to make assumptions. That’s one of the gifts of the mind since assumptions help us function in daily life. And it’s good to check out those assumptions when we can.

It was comical, and it’s a story about the mind. It’s easy to make assumptions. And it’s good to check out some of those assumptions when I can, especially the ones about myself and others that may not be correct and have consequences for how I live my life.

One of the functions and gifts of the mind is to make assumptions. It helps me function in daily life and the wast majority about them are innocent and turn out to be correct. (Assumptions about physics etc.) Some of them are about essentials about myself, others, and life, have very real consequences for how I live my life, and may not be very accurate, so it’s good to identify and examine them.

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