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Re: Answers come to me when ...

by apl (Monsignor)
on Jul 01, 2009 at 11:54 UTC ( #776398=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Answers come to me when ...

... while I'm asleep.

I find I'm more open to possibilities when my critical facilities are turned off. Less second-guessing, I suppose.

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Re^2: Answers come to me when ...
by templar (Chaplain) on Jul 01, 2009 at 21:19 UTC
    I always keep a pad, a pen and a voice recorder on my night stand, right next to the alarm clock. Too many times I woke up in the middle of the night with the answer to a difficult problem or a great idea, only to have it totally evaporate by morning.
      another vote for "while sleeping"!! i was surprised to see that "waking up" was an option, while i find that the process of waking often seems to dissipate the answer - ergo the notepad by the bed is particularly useful (although i often forget to be so foresighted!)

      How often do you find out later that the clear, great, simple solution is a complete nonsense?

      Jenda
      Enoch was right!
      Enjoy the last years of Rome.

Re^2: Answers come to me when ...
by tubaandy (Deacon) on Jul 01, 2009 at 13:40 UTC
    Same here. When I was in graduate school, my wife would catch me mumbling chemical equations in my sleep before exams. I guess it shows where my head was.

    tubaandy
Re^2: Answers come to me when ...
by gokuraku (Monk) on Jul 29, 2009 at 13:27 UTC
    Yeah, I hate those times you wake up in the middle of the night, suddenly awake with your brain screaming "YES!!"
    Stupid brain.

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