Tap into your full potential…

April 13th, 2011

The premise behind the new movie “Limitless” states that humans can only access 20 percent of their brains and with the use of a “super pill”; it allows us to access all of it. This sets forth the plot and begs us to ask the question of what we could do by tapping into the other 80 percent we’re not using?

I am sure that we all can agree that there are chemicals such as our morning cup of coffee or energy shake that can boost the brain’s ability to process information and help us to have a sharper memory.

Now, whether or not it is a myth that humans can only use 10 or 20 percent of their brain, I think the best thing to do is understand the difference between using the brain and taking advantage of its full potential. For example a sports car may be capable of going 250km/hr but if we are driving on roads where the speed limit is 100km/hr we are still using every bit of the engine and functionality of the car. It just means that the car is not being used to its full potential while driving at the speed limit. Furthermore, we can put our foot on the gas, disobey the speed limit and push the car to its full potential. Same thing applies to the brain, most often we use all of it but not to its full potential. Especially in our modern day technology and the use of calculators, computers, iPads and cell phones we all tend to rely less on our memory and ability to process anything ourselves. Not saying that this is a “bad” thing at all since the use of technology has allowed us increase productivity. I am simply stating an observation and how we use less of brain power and more machine power.

Your thoughts…?

12 Responses to “Tap into your full potential…”

  1. RS says:

    ask a child a math equation today versus 15 years ago and you’ll have your answer..machine power is a revolution in itself, and is changing how we do everything..can we stop it? No…can we still encourage ourselves, those around us, and especially children to try to rely on them for the things wthey were intially made for (i.e. games, music etc…) and not homework or as a calculator sure…at the same time, machine power combined with brain power has been beneficial to several professions, and most importantly the health industry (i.e. identifying cures, treatments for patients) and also in crime and law nforcement (forensic work etc..etc…)

  2. CoOlIe says:

    COMPLETELY AGREE!!!! It causes us to have an increase in error, what do I mean by that you ask? Well for example, when we make spelling mistakes we have spell check to fix it but once you are left alone computer less and smartphone less how can you be sure that whatever you have written is coherent and mistake free? Or those new cars that park themselves, at this rate instead of strengthening everyday your ability to improve your parallel park you have you car doing it, what happens one days if this functionality is messed up for a reason? Are you going to double park and put the emergency light on or not go out or spend half the day waiting for ppl to leave for you to be able to finally park? Another case, this Iphone app( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1WyyvNo1Sc&feature=related) that can make you drive your car and a bunch of other non-sense without being in your car, I mean this is ridiculous, scary and downright criminal!!!! With that being said I still have love for technology, but not to that extent! I think calculators made us pretty dumb compared to our parents and the generations before them! I was in shock when they told me they would by themselves back in the day solve all factorials by hand! I was in awe , I can’t do this and soon I am sure that kids won’t be able to add anything without a calculator! So at this point we need to learn to have a healthy relationship with technology in a way that it causes no detriment to our mind and abilities!

    My two cents! or looking at the length of my response my ten cents lol

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  5. BS says:

    With the technology advancement a large number of human race is not using their brain, but depends upon the gadgets one is supplied with. It is amazing to see at the shopping center without the power , the counter person is completely lost and cannot even calculate the easy math. Technology has overpower the majority which enables them not to use the brain to solve day to day problem. No body know what is right or wrong, but it is something to consider in future.

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  8. Jhaga says:

    i think you raise a great point, we are relying on gadgets, computer programs and such, but i don’t think that it’s because we want to limit our brains, i think it’s because we save time- life is so complex and sometimes it just seems like there are so many things to do and not enough time- so if we can save some time by using a formula in excel instead of taking the time to figure it out using our brain, we feel like we have accomplished more. It takes time to train the mind and the brain and that is what i believe we are lacking ;)

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  10. johnjandjfend09@aol.com says:

    Hello hanspaul, it has been a while since I blogged back with something positive rather than negative, trickling in the blog. I can’t help believe what saints your mom and grandmom must have felt like to you. Your very own angels of mercy. When I met my husband, we had just been dating for a short while when he found the lump on his testicle. It was very small thank GOD. He got it checked and found to be cancer. He had the testicle removed then went on the chemo. Since we were only getting to know each other and he wasn’t even sure he wanted us to be a couple, more like a drinking couple at times, he didn’t want me to be around much at all. every once in a while, he would find me at the bar, (I guess he was having a good day), then we could just talk a little, enough to keep a relationship growing. He would not feel good the next time he saw me and shined me on and of course my ego felt bad because I only wanted to help and he didn’t want anyone around him at all. I get to the point finally!! The reason he didn’t want me around is that he felt it would make him look weak if he NEEDED anyone to help him through his pain. or rather, a real man should just suck it up. I wish anyone that is going through chemo, or some other health issue that is difficult to manage, will except the help of someone else willing to do so. I believe that we are given blessings for being willing to assist someone and help out with different situations for others. I also believe that you must not deny others’ of the chance of those blessings. How sweet of you not to want to make your loved ones worry about you so , as you said, you would some times
    try not to show just how bad you felt. You are sweet, but please don’t be a martyr. not now, not ever. I think they just may be dismayed about it!!! (I won’t tell though!)

    For all your inspiration, thank you again, your friend, janice

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