The one thing about too many mental exercises is that far too many people suddenly start seeing zombies behind every tree and in every alley. They start imagining scenarios that are unfolding in front of them as being something more than they really are. Then they pat themselves on the back on what a fine job they did avoiding this and that, when the reality is they didn’t avoid anything and all they did do was succumb to their wild imaginations.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get me.