Psychologist Says It’s Normal To Talk To Yourself
Confession time: I bought a Bluetooth earpiece so I didn't look insane. I realized that while I was driving, I was talking to myself. The earpiece gave me an excuse when I pulled up to the red light and it appeared that I was arguing with my self over who would win in a fight between Galdalf (the wizard from Lord Of The Rings) and the Millennium Falcon (the ship that looks like a burger with a bite out of it from Star Wars). You know that feeling you get when people are staring at you and you are doing something borderline crazy, right? Spoiler alert: Gandalf and the Millennium Falcon end up abandoning the fight after realizing that their true calling is together as a mural on my dream vehicle - a suped-up 1978 Chevy van.
Thankfully, a recent article from the Daily Mail claims this is not only not crazy, it's downright normal! According to Professor Molly Andrews, from the University of East London, when we are talking to ourselves;
We're unique in the animal kingdom in being able to imagine. Far from it being a source of madness, it actually gives us the ability to think about other worlds. It's critical in what it means to be human.'
So, there you go! Let your imaginary boss have it, or practice your Oscar acceptance speech in public - it's perfectly healthy!
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