It has been said that we only use 10 percent of our brain power. If given the opportunity, I wouldn’t choose to unlock the full 90 percent that remains under-utilized. I would rather keep 25 percent in reserve for several reasons.
Really knowing it all would give me too much pressure. As a Know-it-all, I would be called upon to solve all of the problems of the world. There would be no way I could make everything work together and no way I could keep everyone happy. But, I would try and the pressure would be too great. I would be unhappy.
Knowing-it-all would also take away the joy of small surprises and the joy of learning something new. There would be no mystery in the world. I would be bored.
Knowing-it-all, or thinking I did, would also lead to arrogance. It would be impossible for me to believe that anyone knew more than me, even if they did. I would be unaware.
By leaving some reserve brain power I would avoid these traps. I could still work to improve my brain power. I would still have hope.
I would appreciate my expanded brain power and try to use it for good. I would learn new languages, learn to play a musical instrument, learn to sing and paint. I would use my newfound skills to find a cure for dementia that robs people of their memories and ability to communicate. I would work to cure neurological diseases like ALS that devastate the body. I would find a way to prevent strokes that impair brain and body function. I would find a way to share my religious beliefs (in my case, Christianity) in a non-threatening way that would (in my opinion) save souls.
It would be a blessing to have greater brain potential. But, I don’t want to be a complete Know-it-all! No way!
(In response to the daily prompt about unlocking the full potential of your brain.
The photo challenge this week is to explore the way lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography.
Power lines converge in the distance. I could not live off the grid. Could you?
Image provided by classroom clipart
Daily Prompt: Advantage of foresight
You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch – each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, if at all?
While it may seem like a good option, accepting the power to predict the future would only lead to disappointment.
Consider this scenario. You accept the power, shine your light to foresee the future and lose one valuable day of life. You don’t like everything you see, so you make a change. But, now you need to foresee the future again, in order to see what impact your change made. The cycle would be endless. That is, until you run out of days. Game over. Then, you realize that every moment has been wasted in frantic attempts to repair your life with no time left to appreciate the simple joys in life.
Where is the power in that scenario? Keep me in the dark!