I don’t know if you heard about the saying that goes; humans are only using 10% of their brains. Is this true? I never believed that until I saw the movie “Limitless” which made me doubt my brains, until I read about how our brains work. Our mushy brains are composed of tissues and a lot of nerves. Well it should be since it’s the center of our nervous system.
It’s the source of feelings, experiences, behaviors and self-awareness. This is why its full mystery and we just can’t stop making up stories about it.
So is it really true? Honestly it is not. We are using our brains always every single day in and day out. Even when we go to sleep we are using brains. The fact that we dream when we sleep is the main evidence. And maybe that’s where the 10% myth fits in.
Our brain controls everything. From our breathing to when we need to hit the bathroom. Come to think of it, if we are only using 10% of our precious brains than that means those people who are suffering from mental illnesses cannot tell the difference or the other way around. There’s no impact at all that they can’t think like a normal person can.
That myth might have been generated on how we use our brains. If we will never train it, like reading or maybe challenge ourselves with some guessing games and just be lazy all day that myth might be true. I don’t believe there are dumb people on earth. What I do believe though is that there are lazy individuals who just chose not to care enough to work hard to attain their goals.
Since we have a very complex brain, we need to take care of it. By making it exercise through reading, writing, learning something new, things like painting, any visual arts that will spark your creativity or maybe learning a new language.
Powering up your brains is not all sugar and spice. It needs a lot of time and effort to be invested in order for it to work. You must learn your strengths and weaknesses. But like any other obstacles, we always manage to work around it to make it possible to whoever wants to enjoy an edge.
These are called nootropics and they are God send. Everyone who drank it feels way smarter than they feel before. They get to do more and the energy is just amazing. Nootropics stimulate a part of our brains that makes you crave for something to do.
The myth is just to make us feel good whenever it seemed we can’t get things done or right. I don’t think it’ll ever go away though. Keep in mind that what humans can do are limitless. We just have to make use of our imagination and then work on it. Remember everything you see in our world today all started from a dream.