Monday, July 4, 2011

huge difference

Sometimes I am curious as to how different our brains work - what can determine the way we think? How about the way we speak?

Is it because of our family background, OR our friends, OR even our education (formal and informal)? I really want to know, maybe it can help when I have kids of my own in the future. But nobody really knows the secret, right? No offense, but there are kids of prominent and well respected citizen of the community that don't turn out right. Who can raise their kid to be a perfect person? Nah, not possible.

Even so, I'm somewhat bewildered when I noticed that being educated abroad and having experienced other cultures does not make everyone have better perceptions. Some of them can be as discriminatory as people who are not as fortunate as them.

On the contrary, there are a lot of people that I personally think are better than the 'fortunate' ones. They can distinguish what is acceptable and what is not.

These are just my view, maybe it's the liberal me thinking and typing. But I'm deeply perturbed by someone's opinion that keeps nagging at the back of my head - girls who is still not married at a later age than 27 is an old maid. That is so inflexible. Humph..

Image from Google
Everyone knows that there are just so many things out there that needs to be seen, touched, tasted..while you still can. Yeah, we can do things even after we tied the knot. But it wouldn't be the same.

I want to travel, see the sun rise at a foreign beach as cliched as it sounds, dream a lot of different possibilities in life AND make them happen, build a foundation for my biggest dream (that has been in my head for years), do a whole lot of things..

But what will happen to all those things after marriage? It would be tucked deep in the back of your head, folded between the deepest layers of heart..ONLY.

I believe I'm having a change of stand as I'm typing this post..I'm not saying no to it, just letting it go for a while.


Anonymous said...


sekamar rindu said...

so good entry..

It's important to understand the complexity of the human brain. The human brain weighs only three pounds but is estimated to have about 100 billion cells.

It is hard to get a handle on a number that large (or connections that small). Let's try to get an understanding of this complexity by comparing it with something humans have created--the entire phone system for the planet. If we took all the phones in the world and all the wires (there are over four billion people on the planet), the number of connections and the trillions of messages per day would NOT equal the complexity or activity of a single human brain. Now let's take a "small problem"--break every phone in Michigan and cut every wire in the state. How long would it take for the entire state (about 15 million people) to get phone service back? A week, a month, or several years? If you guessed several years, you are now beginning to see the complexity of recovering from a head injury. In the example I used, Michigan residents would be without phone service while the rest of the world had phone service that worked fine. This is also true with people who have a head injury. Some parts of the brain will work fine while others are in need of repair or are slowly being reconnected.

aiko kato said...

hey love,

nice wondering it too??how does our brain work??
well..only our creator knows how..;)

but..i believe that..what makes we think as we r thinking rite now is all on how u bring up ur self.
i mean...each person hav their own mind n u can't expect other ppl to think like u..for example, i hv my own views n u hv yours.

wht important is, evryone shud respect each other's views. to those yg narrow minded, ya..they think that if u r not married by 27, u r an andartu...wahh..which fact does he/she takes??is it scientifically proven??
hehe..ya..a bit offend by that statement...terasa

but hey...that is ppl opinion, so i hv to respect it.

therefore, we need to use our brain wisely, one cannot take things for granted n don't judge book by its cover.


cahya indah said...

thank you sekamar rindu and aiko kato ;)

I appreciate your comments so much, both of you are making me open my eyes a little bit bigger..hehe