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15 Things Every Over-Thinker Has Experienced

This is for all the overthinkers out there. #7 really hit close to home. To add to the list: aspirational thoughts, thoughts and analysis about a particular movie I had just watched (even if it’s just a silly fictitious movie, I’d most likely analyze it down to its core)

Thought Catalog

The Truman Show The Truman Show

1. When you have a big day coming up (e.g. job interview, big test, date, etc.) you play out several worst-case scenarios — some ridiculous, some feasible. You’re not trying to be negative, but your brain is preparing you for the infinite ways things can go awry.

2. That dreaded moment when one of the outlandish, ridiculous worst-case scenarios you were worried about actually happens in real life. Now you’re convinced that your paranoid ways are justified, because if one worry can come true, aren’t all of them valid?

3. Panicking when you’re up next to order in a drive-thru or at a restaurant because you’re losing the battle to a menu. Indecision + being pressed for time = flustered decisions. Sometimes you even order a meal you didn’t particularly want because pressure.

4. When you’ve got things to get done, you prefer to devise a super detailed plan of attack, which…

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The Other Donald R Bernard

Donald Bernard is also a photographer and artist working in LA.  This is a different Donald Bernard from the author of Bullion but nevertheless also in the field of art.  Donald’s art is based on a pastiche of photographs and hand paintings, examples of which can be found below:



Most of Donald Bernard’s work deal with black culture: black women’s spirituality in particular.  A list of his exhibitions can be found here: Some of the more notable exhibits include his first exhibition in 1998 help in Watts Towers in the Greater Los Angeles area.  The latest exhibit on record was also held in LA for African American History Month.



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-Donald R. Bernard