Also, I think philosophy should be considered more akin to poetry than informational writing. Write, not to answer questions, but to inspire further thought. Don't force your thoughts with your will and wants, give up the reins.
Mood affects my thought in terms of duration and content. In addition, time of day can influence the way I think and what I think about; I tend to think more and better in the evening and nighttime, when there are as few distractions as possible. That’s my weakness, I can be easily distracted at times, and it’s something I try and curb. Certain things that I read and see on TV can have a massive affect on my thought, and occasionally I really get into thought.
However, recently I have started college, studying psychology amongst other things, which gives my brain an outlet that it hasn’t had for a while, so I will apply my thought to that, which may mean that I think less about what catches my mind, and more about what I’m told to think about, which could be a challenge in itself.
My thought patterns seem to be determined in part by external factors, such as time of day, and internally by moods. Discipline isn’t something that I have in spades, and so my thoughts can be scattered at times. Sometimes I feel consumed by thought, other times I feel on top of everything.
I hope there is some relevence in this post, describing my thought is difficult.
"It becomes a shadow of itself, recognizable only to those who have held a similar thought in their minds. But it can never, under any circumstance, become the same thought in another mind."
I agree although that might sound paradoxical given what I am about to say.
When we adopt others thoughts, find something agreeable in them, we don’t actually agree with them, what we do is create our own thoughts based on what we have heard or read. We never agree with the thoughts of others, we never experience the thoughts of others, only the thoughts of ourselves.
Thoughts and words are not the same thing, and when we hear or read words, they produce thoughts in our minds, but never the thoughts that put those words there in the first place.