In Female First George Jerjian on thanks for thinking
German philosopher, Martin Heidegger, wrote extensively about the connection between Thanking and Thinking, especially given that these two words share the same Old English and proto-German word root – Thanc, and are, in a sense, inextricably linked. Our mind is not just our mental faculties or our thinking mind. Our mind consists of both a Thinking mind (conscious Mind) and an Emotional mind (sub-concious Mind), and if they are to be effective, they must work in tandem. In the last few centuries, in our Western culture, we have treasured our Thinking mind and devalued our Emotional mind, and we now wonder why mental health problems have increased exponentially.