How funny it is. Most of us are professional thinkers. Get to the office, start thinking. Take a break, start thinking again. Go for lunch, and if you are unlucky think then also. Come back from lunch think some more. Discuss something with someone. Let them think a bit for you. You think a bit for them. Get back to your desk and continue with your thinking. Back home, again, if you are unlucky, think while you watch TV or have dinner. If you are really in the middle of the thinking season (I am not saying I am right now, but have been there before), think as you go to sleep. And then wake-up in the middle of the night because your thinking entered your dreams. Then while thinking prevents you from going to sleep, think! There is no taking long breaks from thinking. Because that's your full-time job.
If you try to think (he he) of the number of people who wake up in the morning, get to their desks and start thinking, its mind-boggling and kind of weird.
It was different for the people of old. After a hard day's work they probably thought casually about this and that. Or if something caught their fancy, they made a mental note of it, and after dinner as they smoked, they probably thought about it. Out of curiosity. And if they felt like it. Or after one too many at the liquour shop, perhaps the artistic ones thought about what lay beyond the moon...
Man's thought was perhaps once a refuge from the rigours of life, a retreat, a means of distraction, of relaxation, a special gift for amusement. Today it is itself the rigours of life. Hmmm. Saawan jo aag lagaaey, usey kaun bujhaaey .
Ok, I know I have written a lot of junk. Don't think too much about it.