I've been thinking lately (oh no!! make her stop!)... and in my thinking I have come across some recurring themes... The first one is personal development and, more specifically, what "personal development" really means.
On this note, I have noticed that some people attach a stigma to the idea of "personal development" particularly when pertaining to development for adults. They have comments along the lines of, "what's wrong with you?" or "why/what do you need to 'develop'?" and so on, as if to say that the only reason someone who is considered an "adult" would need to "develop" in any way would be if there were something wrong with him/her. I however, do not believe that seeking out that which is generally referred to as "personal development" necessitates some problem or shortcoming on a person's behalf.
I've been reading bits of Steve and Erin Pavlina's blogs of late and have found their words to be rather though-provoking. I was recently particularly interested in Erin's entry onlucid dreaming and astral projection mostly because I've had a few lucid dreams in my lifetime and, though they didn't last very long, they were fun and I'd like to have more in the future.
Anyway, I highly recommend the Pavlina's blogs if you're interested in seeing a different take on life from that of mainstream western society.