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What If We Used the Full Capacity of Our Brains?


By Anu MehjabinPublished 19 days ago 3 min read

You can do anything! Paint a masterpiece in a minute, learn every language in an hour, build a multi-billion dollar company overnight, and rule the world by tomorrow! Or is it because you’re not using your brain at its full potential? This is ‘What If,’ and here’s what your brain would be like at full capacity.

The brain, to say the least, is very complex. We’ve studied it for centuries, and we’re still learning more of its secrets today. But be careful! The search for facts can sometimes lead to fiction.

Brain size relates more to proportion than it does to intelligence. For example, here’s your brain next to a whale’s. Your brain is smaller than a whale’s because your body is smaller. However, your brain is structured in a way that enables you to survive and succeed. We’ve seen what really smart people can do. They inspire us through art, music, and literature; they change the odds in sports; they come up with tools to make our lives easier; and they help organize society as a whole to make us all more powerful for better or for worse.

With access to your brain’s full capacity, you’re limitless. So what do you do? First things first, you finally get to solve the Rubik’s cube that’s been collecting dust on your shelf. Call up your smartest friend, and challenge them to a game of chess. Checkmate in two moves.

When you’re done being a smarty pants, you’ll be looking for a real challenge. Since, being smart means that you won’t be as stimulated by the things that keep us simpletons happy… When you’re limitless, you don’t have to choose. “Picasso was overrated!” “Sorry I’m late, I was up all night curing cancer!” “…so I thought, well why not? And that’s how the time traveling toilet came to be!”

Okay, back up. What happens to your body when you’re dedicating all your brain’s energy to a creation, a cure, or a patent? Your lungs breathing, your heart beating, your food digesting, and your blood circulating that’s all your brain. Even if you could access 100% of your brain’s capacity, you couldn’t use it. You would be limited by your body’s survival needs.

Remember when we asked, The 10% thing is a myth; and it probably comes from a simple confusion. Your brain is 10% neurons, and 90% glial cells. There are different types of neurons that take care of different functions, but in general, your neurons enable you to process and transmit information, while your glial cells surround your neurons, providing them with support and insulation. Your brain has just as many neurons as Albert Einstein’s did!

Maintain healthy habits; that’s the smart thing to do! And, of course, it’s a no brainer!

And so, as we ponder the vast potential of the human brain, let us remember that true intelligence lies not only in the capacity to solve puzzles or conquer challenges, but also in the wisdom to recognize the importance of balance and well-being. While the idea of unlocking the full capacity of our minds may tantalize our imagination, let us not forget the simple joys of life — the laughter of loved ones, the beauty of nature, the warmth of human connection. For in the end, it is not the magnitude of our achievements that defines us, but the depth of our humanity. So let us nurture our minds, cherish our bodies, and embrace the journey of life with gratitude and humility. After all, the greatest adventure of all is the one we share together.


About the Creator

Anu Mehjabin

Passionate wordsmith crafting compelling stories and informative content. With a pen as my sword, I navigate the world of ideas and bring them to life on the page. Let's explore, inspire, and learn together through the power of words.

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  • L.C. Schäfer9 days ago

    This is best thank you for sharing! Especially liked the reminder about the depth of our humanity 🙂

  • jameel Nawaz14 days ago

    Dear good content, subscribe me

  • Novel Allen17 days ago

    I certainly wish I was using more of my brain. I don't think we are allowed to do so though, we would all become gods. Then the real troubles would start. Great questions though,

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