Thought is good for two things:
Making up stuff, and
trying to debunk the stuff that’s been made up.
You’re on the right track when you have more plans than life has objections to.
Without something to look for,
a man won’t look.
It’s not a matter of overcoming life, but of outwitting its local branch.
(P.S., You ARE its local branch.)
Ordinary silence is the same as ordinary talk: What is needed is a new form of radical shutting up.