Birecik for Ironic thinking unsettles far more than it settles. Perhaps all thinking has this effect. As Hannah Arendt observes, thinking means that each time you are ideology and irony 2 3 3 confronted with some difficulty in life you have to make up your mind anew.24 Thinking disturbs commitment, which means that taking decisive action is difficult for those who think deeply. As poor Hamlet laments, the native hue of resolution is often sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought. It is said that one thinks through things in order to make up one’s mind. To the extent that irony comes into play, however, thinking moves in circles and spirals rather than straight lines. Birecik 2016.