I was terrified of solving math word problems when I was in 6th grade.
As soon as I saw one of them I felt like my IQ immediately dropped by at least 30 points.
I never managed to solve any of them.
I was refusing to think.
Because I wasn't good at it yet.
It was something unusual.
Something my brain wasn't used to.
Something that forced me to think slowly.
Instead of thinking fast...
So next time instead of thinking that you’re stupid or not smart enough, maybe you’re just refusing to think.
Refusing to think slowly.
Instead of thinking fast…
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]