Why is it that people think the things that they do?
From where in the dark corridors of the mind, do these whispers of doom come?
Why in that space that we call the unknown do we expect doom instead of hope for what might lie on the other side?
To ask that question, we have to wonder what it is to think in the first place.
When we think, we are in a constant state of mashing up all that we are aware of into a single thought.
Such a random point in the spectrum of sight, sound, and various sensations of the body, we feel the way we think. Or is it the other way around, do we think we feel one way when in fact we also feel another?
If we ask that are we entering that space of the unknown and assuming the worst? Or do we look in there to find out what might be on the other side that might be good? Are we willing to check our ego at the door for an honest assessment, to allow for the possibility in might be okay, that unknown destination?
Why do people think the things they do? It is how they "see" it.
How is it that our mind's eye focuses on just that one thing as a collective of all the things that we experience in every given moment? That process must come from outside of the body somehow.
How does it observe what the body feels in the first place, isn’t that a combination of sight and other bodily feelings such as temperature or compression? If we’re basing it on eyesight, then at least at that moment we have judged what we’re seeing because we believe we can see in the first place. Again, that is your mind because there are plenty of blind people who cannot “see” but, though in a very different way due to their situation, engage the world they develop with grace over time. In a way, they can see in their mind.
Aside from the visually impaired example, how else would we form these thoughts without seeing, or what it is we think we see?
To see it, we must be observing it in its totality somehow truly as this is me right now in the world. And that is how we think, and that is outside the body. But it is inside the body as far as we are concerned. At least that might be what we’re telling ourselves while we are here.
If some of your thoughts perhaps come from even that much outside, as I illustrated above, then it seems your behaviors are the only thing you can change because you can’t change what you see, just how you see it.
So, I guess that makes the answer to the question asked at the beginning:
That’s beyond me. And as long as they see it that way in their mind's eye, and I don't see it that way. To each their own, but own your own vision.