Many people say they want a few minutes alone to think, but results of a study suggestion those people are the minority. The study conducted by the University of Virginia found that most volunteers who researchers asked to spend no more than 15 minutes alone in a room doing nothing found the task extremely hard. In the experiments, researchers asked people to sit in a bare room and spend six to 15 minutes doing nothing except thinking or daydreaming. They could not have a cell phone, music player, or reading material. The only requirement was that the participant remained awake. Though some volunteers cheated in some way, most said they did not like being idle and alone with their thoughts. When given the choice, some of the volunteers preferred to administer mild electric shocks to themselves rather than doing nothing. Author of the study, Professor Timothy Wilson said, “Many people find it difficult to use their own minds to entertain themselves, at least when asked to do it on the spot.” Speaking of those who shocked themselves, he added, “I think they just wanted to shock themselves out of the boredom. Sometimes negative stimulation is preferable to no stimulation.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.
Would you rather sit and think or get shocked? You'd be surprised, By Will Dunham,http://news.msn.com/offbeat/would-you-rather-sit-and-think-or-get-shocked-youd-be-surprised, Accessed July 4, 2014.
Psalm 46:10 (HCSB) “Stop your fighting—and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”