The expression by Horrace “Don’t think – just do” is contrary to our common understanding of thought. Underthinking causes us wasted time and trouble. Under thinking is dangerous.
Underthinking may be good when we we are doing standard tasks such as dusting the workspace or shredding a backlog of papers. However, a moment of thought, a nanosecond of conscious time, spent checking the physical space may save us from breaking a precariously placed mug or from shredding an important waylaid document.
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