Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A lazy brain could kill you

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
- Sir Richard Steele

Reading forces the brain to think, a grand concept that involves several different brain processes, often involving both halves of the brain. Visual/aural input alone, such as from television or movies, requires extremely little brain effort, a little to follow a story line and the rest to put the input data into storage.

While too much of anything may have its harmful consequences, too little thinking may actually shorten one's life. When the brain atrophies from lack of work, it may eventually give up control of the immune system, which is a guarantee of impending disease.

As the brain controls virtually everything in every part of our body, anything that impairs its ability to be in complete control risks our life. Those who disagree with this conclusion may want to rethink the argument in their next life.

And don't get too close to anyone in this life who might miss you when you are gone.

Bill Allin
'Turning it Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to help people put the world and their lives in perspective.
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