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How many times have you heard the sentence, "The train of thought takes you where it leads"? Well, it does. This famous sentence from Mark Twain's Adventures in the Westward Movement is true for so many other ideas as well. It tells us that we can travel to places by using our minds rather than our legs or our hands, and it is this train of thought that takes us where we want to go.
Just as the thought travels by way of the ocean and the roads and by air to reach the place it wants to go, our thoughts also travel by way of the ocean, the road and the air to get to where we want to be. But, unlike the ocean, the roads and the air are not empty and smooth. There are many bumps and potholes in these paths; and depending on how far they have to travel and what they have to do, they can sometimes be hard to navigate. This is why the ocean is much easier to travel over because it has many smooth points to stop and rest at to allow the traveler to regain his or her bearings.
But the train of thought does not travel along the same smooth paths. It is not always smooth. Sometimes it picks up a bump and needs to be climbed; sometimes it runs into a dead end and needs to be turned around; and sometimes it has a dead end and needs to be traveled around. And when it does these bumps and curves in the journey of thought, the traveler experiences an obstacle. He or she has to push past this obstacle in order to continue the journey.
For example, when one is reading a book or even looking at a photograph, words can sometimes be forced into action by the sheer force of their desire to read, or to look at a particular photograph. The urge to look at this picture, or to read this particular book, may cause the reader to hold on to one or two words or to re-word some of the words that have been stressed so much. When this happens, the train of thought starts again and this time the train is going to be a little bit smoother.
A similar thing can happen when someone is trying to write a speech or an essay. Words may get jammed in the middle of a particularly long and important thought. Or a speaker may have used a few too many of one particular word in a single sentence. The train of thought does not immediately come to an end, like it would if it had traveled a little more slowly. The writer may try again and end up with a mishmash of words and sentences that make little sense.
In one's attempt to think of a train of thought, one can start at the beginning and work back. Start by writing a list of the main points that you want to include in your speech or essay. Then, arrange the main points in the order in which you think they should be introduced. You could start with "the origin of man" and go backwards from there.
After getting to the point where you have all of the main ideas down, mentally re-arrange the words and sentences that you have initially included on the train of thought. When you come to a "man's" train of thought, for example, you could bring up "man's struggle" or "man's struggle against nature." These two ideas, among others, could lead up to a main idea. Just as the train travels the journey of your mind and gets to the destination, your thoughts should travel along the train of your mind until it arrives where you want it to go.
This process can be a little complicated when you are typing or driving. However, it can be done with less effort when you are working with your computer. Just like in the road, one needs to keep the train in motion in order to reach the destination. It can be done, however, with less effort when you use a software program that enables you to create your own virtual train. Then, just as in the road, one just keeps pushing the train to get where it is going.
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