Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Mind

Trillions of single cell organisms, interconnected and working together like an extremely complicated ant community, create your mysterious being. Your eyes, your ears and your nose are pure magic, even your feet, and, of course, your brain. Billions of brain cells are interconnected in a miraculously intricate way. Somehow, they are creating your mysterious mind.

However, your mysterious mind does not usually experience mystery and wonder. It is mostly occupied with everyday matters, making plans, babbling, creating explanations, rationalizations and justifications; watching stupid stuff on TV, surfing the internet... Very little of its time is spent on wonder.
Why is the mind so overly concerned about unimportant things?

Why have billions of years of evolution selected for rubbish and nonsense?