Dopamine rush, coachability and a Stradivarius violin

People with the same size brain are as different in what they can do, as a pop and mom store and Walmart, the company.

If we compare people with computers, which we can… we can do whatever the hell we want to do, can’t we? So when we compare these two things: a human and a computer, is the difference in what they can do in the hardware or the software?

Most people are trying to upgrade their hardware: eat right, sleep, get up early, smart drugs, blah blah blah.

When you look, the entire medical and scientific establishment also spends most of their resources on improving the hardware, making it serve longer, fix it (diseases)… and no one seems to pay any attention to what someone is going to do what that hardware.

Oh, and how will they do it, if they will do it?

Three things happened this morning that triggered this thought process. I’ll summarize in the end.

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For to the ones who use it, more will be given, and they will have an abundance, but from the ones who use it not, even what they have will be taken away

Brain health, brain power, brain usage… how does it relate to your mood about your life? to the size of your life, to your happiness and fulfillment?

I am on the mend. It feels weird…

All my life I wanted to get sympathy for poor me… because I didn’t think I deserved anything.

And I am noticing that I want to complain, that I am afraid that if I tell you I am getting well, you won’t want to give me anything… not business, not love, not anything.

Remnants of a life lived unwanted, and expecting to be unappreciated…

If you have had your predatory genes adjusted, you really want to pay attention to the inclinations to do what you have always done but they are not as strong as they used to be. Like me fishing for pity… As if that were all I deserve, if that were all I can get. Pity.

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Making you smarter by increasing your brain’s neural connections

All thought that does not lead to action, said Goethe, is a disease. It’s like the Dalai Lama’s 3 levels of knowledge: Hear. Comprehend. Do. And do it until it becomes second nature… but not until then.
How is your brain pruning going?
I’ve known a lot if people in my long life. I have spent time with all kinds… Decades in off-color company.

One period I spent my time with gay people, men, in one of the one-time gay playgrounds of the world, Budapest. Party crowd… it was fun. Hard to achieve anything in the world, but fun… mostly.

Some of it wasn’t fun. I was a girl… And I was not gay. So their sex parties weren’t fun for me.

One person I met there was a young male prostitute with thick foundation (makeup) had syphilis. He wore the makeup to cover the lesions on his face.
And this article is interested in that coverup…

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