Have you heard about this?
We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.
-William James (1908)
That was misinterpreted as ‘We merely use 10% of our brain most of the times’. Yes, it is a myth. It does sound pretty funny, doesn’t it? Like, we pretend to be the smartest organisms created by God and still foolishly assume that we don’t use the entirety of the brain that we possess.
For a second, let’s just assume, the myth is what is true. All we do, is use only (or even less than) 10% of our majestic brain. We’re smart but we can still do so much more. The scope just increases by so much more. Like, so much more land is still left to be conquered, so many metals yet to be found or still so many fish in the sea! (If you know what I mean!)
Let’s think of it this way. You are starving. All you have been feeding yourself with, is whatever your mom left for you in a certain drawer in your room. Now, you want to experience something new, may be work for it but get better results than the stale food. You walk down and look for the fridge.
*RAINBOWS AND PONIES HERE*
Now, you know why you pictured rainbows and ponies, right? A fridge full of yummy food! Cheese, Tacos, Mayo, Cakes, Pastries, Pizzas, burgers, Chocolates, Popcorn, Strawberries, Macaroons, Ice-cream, Cupcakes, Gummy bears, Pancakes, Doughnuts, Hamburgers, Cookies, Nachos, Chocolate sauce and EVERYTHING ELSE you ever wanted! What if, you realize, you can eat ALL OF IT!
(I’m sorry to have made you drool with the long list but I had to get my point through, no? 😀 )
Let’s think of using the brain, the same way. This time, we have no barricades to stop our imagination from running wild and thinking of the things we’d do, if we’re using all of our brain to the maximum. Like running in an empty field with nothing to worry about and still getting a bonus for every time you move a muscle. You’d be so rich by the end of the day that you’d never have to work ever again.
Thinking on the same lines, if you had the power to use the entirety of your brain, you could pay attention and not pay attention at the same time! Listen to everything you think is necessary for the moment and everything else is handled by the subconscious mind. Nothing to worry about, cause you remember every detail precisely.
You can finish a fat book in a day. You don’t even waste much time in re-reading because your mind can NEVER get distracted from what you want to do. Which would in turn make you a strong-willed person, too. You know what you want, and you know what you have to do to get it. Your mind can never be like a messy room since the brain’s functioning so fast that it sorts cases out as and when they come. This will even help you to use the information when you want to.
You start looking at the world through a different perspective. You don’t lose your social values, you just start realizing how useless they are. You turn into a ‘mature new-born kid’ who enjoys the newness and yet knows how to deal with it. The colors you see start giving you different feeling. Your right brain activity increases and the creativity in you gets a boost. You can work much more in a much lesser given time span. The world just becomes very petty in front of your eye. All you care about is how you feel and how you want to deal with things and care about the people you think are important.
There will be no cases of late bill payment. You’re so awesome that you remember the due dates and make sure to be way before it. Talk about dates, your girlfriend or wife will never be pissed at you for forgetting ‘the first time you’ll ate salad at a particular restaurant’ or ‘the first time she made you coffee’ or even ‘the first time she used the loo at your place’! However trivial it is to you or however major is its impact in your life, ‘Thou Shalt not Forget’!
You can party all day and win Olympic medals when you want. Thinking about sports and exercises made me think of the injuries that come hand in hand. But dude, remember the powerful brain that you have might just help you recover faster. No one will be called an addict because you can leave your habit when you want to. Which increases the positive energy of the world.
But, since the brain is used so much it is likely to be exhausted. Inspired from the movie ‘Limitless’ I visualize you become old and wrinkly at a not-so-old age (however you define it to be). Your brain is too tired and now there’s no scope at all. A ‘Brain dead’ phase also might just happen. Everyone will start getting helpless and dependent at a very young age and might even die a brutal death.
But, so much negation is not going to happen. We’re not going to die that way because we don’t use that much brain! (That is a myth and we do use that much brain.)
Mom told you, ‘happiness doubles when you share it’?
Share this with your friends and do share your views with me too. 🙂