The True Potential of the Human Mind
Humans are programmed to think and wonder. Have you ever wondered how is it that we know the things that we know? You know you have. As children we grow up within a regimented system of education where we are taught about the world and the basic facts of life. Our quest for knowledge began in childhood, when we think what we are expected to think, and also begin to question what we see. We constantly evolve, along with our thought processes. We arrive at a conclusion or at a hypothesis, establish it in our minds and may even start rethinking the matter again. Thoughts, our knowledge and our view of this knowledge is dynamic. Living a human life without knowledge is not possible. And the process of learning does not cease even when we mature into adulthood. Every day we continue learn about newer and newer facts and gain knowledge about a whole range of occurrences.
Knowledge and information obviously comes from the little and large experiences of everyday life. We live this experience. But such knowledge can also come from personal,follow me on twitter @claireawada , informal research and the little studying that we do about things that interest us.
You may ask for examples. There are quite a few. Some of us may be interested in cars, some in plants and gardening, yet others in films and movies. Then, there is the joy of reading and an interest in literature. When we can spare time, we make the effort to know more and catch up on yet more information about these interests and hobbies. But, do we ever wonder what it is that makes this accumulation of knowledge possible?
We do not. We carry on using our brain, and are pretty satiated in just using the god given instrument. This biological instrument viewed in a holistic manner is our mind. It is the most useful tool that we have but very few of us dwell on the mind-brain, or ever give a second thought about this most brilliant device that aids us in living every moment of our lives in the manner that we chose.