Thinking is that waste of time
between seeing something and knowing what to do about it. The time is filled with
ideas which lead on from one to another as we try and sort out the unfamiliar situation
and change it into a familiar one with which we know how to cope. Later on man
learns to amuse himself by fooling around with ideas for their own sake. But the
basic biological purpose of thinking is to enable a living organism to survive by getting
the things it needs and keeping clear of the things that are dangerous.