FREEDOM FIGHTERS FOR AMERICA/ WORLD
In the past few years, I've noticed an interesting phenomenon.
When I am about to do something out of the ordinary, someone will caugh, and it automatically makes me think I'm not supposed to do what I'm about to do. Same with my thoughts.
This also happens with car honking. I believe it may be more than just a coincidence.
Originally, this was something people did consciously. They would say something between two fake coughs to "covertly" indicate something to someone else, or they would cough when someone said something weird, out of discomfort.
If you look at a sitcom, you may notice that coughing can be heard in the laugh track, sometimes in synchrony with a strange comment made by a character. "Intentional" caughing by characters also happens in this way.
I myself used to try to control my coughs so that I didn't reveal anything about myself by caughing at the wrong time when I was with others, or didn't interrupt them in the middle of a sentence, etc.
I tried to control their reaction to my cough by caughing at the right time, because I was fearful.
I have come to realize that this may have been one way in which I was contributing to this mechanism involving covertly-imposed discouragement of thoughts and actions.
What do you think?