“Men simply don’t think”. -Albert Schweitzer

A few years back after listening to Earl Nightingale’s The Strangest Secret recording, the quote above resonated with me. It did because so it’s true if you really think about it.

Now, the statement isn’t being made about the male sex specifically but humanity in general. Most people simply don’t think. Most people are basically zombies that just eat, sleep, shit, and repeat – metaphorically speaking and for some people literally.

Most people unconsciously obey what they are taught in schools and are programmed to strive for what advertisements tell them to strive for.

Why is this?

It’s simple. We are naturally hardwired to be lazy, our brains are that is. Our brain naturally tries to find ways to make our thoughts more efficient. Once we make connections in our brains, it’ll be much easier to refer to those thoughts because our brain has “categorized” the information for quick reference to it in the future. This is done to save the use of energy in the brain.

When we think comprehensively or are learning something new, our brain uses energy because it has to work to make the new connections within itself. If you’ve ever noticed that you’ve become tire or have built up an appetite after trying to solve a comprehensive problem or writing a 500 word blog post, that’s because of the energy being expound by your brain.

So since our brains are naturally lazy and it takes energy to think, it is an uphill battle to push our brains to think cognitively.

It is much more easier for people to succumb to just being told what to do and obey what other people say. This uses less energy and it’s efficient. That’s why people simply don’t think.

And that’s how you get those stupid “zombies” out there. The only difference is that they are capable of following directions.

It’s the strangest secret…


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