Confusion are brain farts which was a term probably coined by some long ago comedian. But many people seem to feel it captures the meaning of the term far better. It’s true. In most instances brain farts tend to become quite humorous as the term implies. So, psychologists get over it and join the rest of the world. Brain farts it is over confusion. Another reason I love this term is because it denotes something humorous and laughter displaces stress. So, you got confused or forgot something. But if it turned out to be something amusing, it was fun after all.
Brain Farts Are Fun
Ever stare at a picture because it’s got your mind totally enraptured? Your mouth hangs open (it happens to guys staring at a beautiful girl too). That’s the brain fart. Or have you ever listened to a super dull professor or a super interesting speaker who had you totally in a trance? The former had you dreaming about something that made no sense and the later had you hypnotised. Then if either of them changes their stance and actions, you snap out of it and still feeling that blank mental state. You wonder where your mind had been. That’s another brain fart. Anyone looking at these scenes would be laughing and shaking their heads.
Those people who think brain farts are a serious matter should go get a life. Making light of much of the confusing things in life actually has a wonderful effect of curing the original problem. That moment of forgetfulness doing something for example may be annoying at first, but realising the error and getting it right and then anchoring that memory with as though it was a funny episode improves memory. Yes, you guessed it. You’ll remember it the next time. And if it occurs again, there really is little or no stress at all. And that’s great for health too.
Imagine being in a hurry and you need to make it to that classroom in time. Then, as you open the door and rush in, you forget what you’re in such a hurry for. Everyone in the room including the speaker looks at you expectantly but you return that blank deer in the headlights stare right back. ‘Now, what was it all about?’ A tense moment, yes. But if you are like most people and begin to laugh, the whole room will likely do the same. And you will be glad for the release of tension and the shift of energy too. Because you will definitely remember what you were all about.
Is Confusion A Serious Matter?
When confusion occurs, many treat it as a very serious matter because of the underlying consequences. But what are these underlying consequences? In the vast majority of situations where confusion can occur, it is the worry that is the cause of any situation. A worry is really something one fears that has not yet occurred, and there is no proof that it will occur either.
Ever witnessed an old but rather apt description the ‘Chinese fire drill’? Worries and fears can cause confusion. And if left unchecked or undisciplined panic will result. The emergency warning bell goes off to a clueless bunch of people who run left, right and all over the place in a hurry. That messy energy builds until panic results. But, if you have a sense of humour you’d laugh except that some would think it a cruel joke at this stage. However, think about it for a moment that laughter at this state of confusion will result in. Everyone will have a change of mental state. That is the perfect time to change confusion into something more logical like think before you run like mad? By the way, a friend told me it’s what is often used in the military to get their point across about keeping organised in the dead of night.
Add Fun To Confusion To Get Brain Farts
If you think I’m being funny you’re wrong. I’m being really serious about a fun factor. I met a comedian and these are literally his words. He’s deadly serious because before becoming a comedian, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Well, to make a long story short, he took a shortcut to curing himself through laughter. He laughed at everything he did. He laughed at himself. In fact, he said he laughed so much he contemplated laughing himself to death. “What a way to go happily.”
However, that was many years ago. He learnt that the best jokes are those that cause real confusion at first and then add a great big dose of fun. He loves giving his audiences brain farts. And from all the reactions so far, so do we. And that’s what I learnt too. We make mistakes, and then find the funny bits and laugh about it. You know what happens next? That piece of forgetful aggravation becomes a pleasant memory and we learn so much more about ourselves. Instead of becoming reactive we learn to become ultra pro-active like that comedian. Contrary to some misinformed minds, brain farts do not come with the noise out of your ears like the other kind from the other end.