Brain Food—what do you feed yours?

There is no shortage of videos on the internet with which to entertain oneself.

A Light in the Vast Darkness
A Light in the Vast Darkness

It is but one of many things we can do with our brains.

I am not really sure whether doing frivolous things with our brains is any less important than doing “important” things with our brains, but I do think that sometimes we can have regrets about time spent. There is no shortage of opportunities for that and it is only us that determines what is a waste of time and what is not.

When we see someone that has lost control over their brain, it makes us consider how we use our own brain all the more.

One thing that happens when one loses control over the use of their brain is that they are no longer in a position to be part of solutions about anything that might come from the use of that brain. This is hugely unfortunate and yet we may do the same thing with belief systems that essentially help us close our brain. If we want to be part of solutions, we must not cling to that which prevents us from exploring, searching, and participating.

Videos can make us laugh, cry, get angry etc. They are often emotional sucker punches that appeal to us on levels that do not take much work on our part. We can be easily amused. We can be intellectually lazy.

The brain does not seem to care.

Every once in a while something comes along that not only entertains but informs on levels one could only consider “important.” One of the problems with “important videos” is that they are often long. People will watch 2 minute videos all day long, but to commit to one an hour long takes fortitude. I like to think that you will find this video (regardless your politics or philosophies) rewarding and worth the time spent.

The Moon, the Tides and why Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Colbert’s God

“God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance that is growing smaller and smaller and smaller as time moves on.”
——-Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Charles Buell

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