That's a funny comment, as it seems to point at a contradiction or hypocrisy, but it actually doesn't. Well done.
In case someone doesn't get why: first, people have the weirdest expectations for those giving advice. It's like expecting a doctor to take the medicine he prescribes for each patient.>>10742
It could be either. Hint: not like the difference exists anyway.>>10743
I argue in the best way to get the point through, this is not a campaign to win favor. I basically presented an algorithm with lots of comments so others have a chance at getting how it works. Take or leave, it's public domain (not some GNU idiocy). I don't really believe what OP says, he could say anything - we're all running on presumptions here. Other than that, let's not presume that my goal was helping OP. Think of OP as the example problem instead; as far as I care he can continue whatever he does.>>10744
I sort of expected people who could use the advice to do just that; nothing can be said to such people that they cannot abstract into more of what they already think - basically religious fanaticism, except the core is not some religious idea but "life and by extension I suck". I'm basically fighting an omnivore goo monster by throwing objects at it, which it proceeds to eat. At best I can hope its allergic to one or the other.
Indeed, if you already are aware that thinking doesn't do what you expect it to do, there's no point in pointing that out - although being factually aware of something, or having it sunk in completely is entirely different. "I know, but..." usually indicates that you know of it as a fact but not yet used it, and assumptions or beliefs that contradict it is still being used as pillars for your conclusion.
>but the thoughts are just coming to my head and I can only see them passing, can't stop them, can't shut them down, can't even set them in a particular way
These are, among other things, just made up. They aren't false or true, they are just "running", and you can kill them by not giving them "CPU time"; when something like this comes up, just catch your breath and breathe 4-5 times manually. or slap your leg. or think of the pink elephant instead. When you realize, or someone points out that this looks stupid, just slap that leg again. Or perhaps slap the person pointing out. Everyone can slap.