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Have you ever heard anyone say that the average human uses only 10% of his or her brain? Well, that is just not true!
The truth is that the sections of the brain where measurable responses take place when the brain is stimulated electrically compose only about 10% of the brain. If electrical charges are administered to certain parts of the brain, something that we can see or feel will happen. Stimulate one spot and your left leg moves, stimulate another and you experience a sweet taste. You get the idea. These are the motor and sensory parts of the brains.
Parts of Your Brain and What They Do
So what about the other 90%? What goes on there?
These areas are called the association areas.
This is where information in integrated, where
learning and reasoning take place.
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The other day I was at the supermarket in the soda aisle. In the aisle with me was an elderly woman. She did not move from her spot while I walked up and down the aisle scanning the shelves for the best bargain. Her face didn't look perplexed, but every once in a while she would reach out and touch one of the soda bottles. I was unsure as to whether she was having trouble getting the bottle out of the rack or if she was deciding for or against buying the soda.
My instincts told me that she was perplexed by the soda rack but would have felt undignified asking for help. Choosing a row of soda bottles close to where she was standing I pulled one straight up and out of the rack while the bottles behind slide into place. Aloud I said, "These new soda racks are pretty clever in how there is always a soda at the front of the rack."
As I rolled my cart away, I saw her smile in triumph and relief as she lifted her bottle of soda up and out of the rack. I considered myself the doer of a "Random Act of Kindness". It was kind to show the woman how to extract the soda bottle and it was also kind to not let on that I thought she didn't know how to work the newer style of soda racks.
Think back to the last, or most memorable time that you practiced a random act of kindness. Read stories of other's kind acts:
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation inspires people to practice kindness and to "pass it on" to others. We provide free educational and community ideas, guidance, and other resources to kindness participants through our website at www.randomactsofkindness.org.
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