Brains, Brains, I Want More Brains!


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I wish I would have become a brain surgeon, yes a brain surgeon! I would understand how the brain works much better than I do now. If I didn’t get it or understand it, I could go in and make changes. LOL. I am just here to blog tonight, only because I am amazed at how the brain works!

I blogged earlier today, asking for help for my brother and me. Without going further with the same blog from today, I want to comment on how amazed I always am at Al’s brain.

I stated earlier on how I often wonder if he understands and comprehends what I am saying to him as we talk about God and Satan. Sometimes as I leave his bedroom, I am the one more confused.

Tonight, he is in a good mood. The tears dried up from last night and this morning, and he is back to laughing at the animal commercials and people on the television. He is watching Jeopardy now. I am minding my own business, but I can hear him right behind me.

To me this game is beyond me. It is smarter than I am and I do not like knowing that I am dumber than I thought! LOL. On the other hand, Al, loves this show and in most days, he looks forward to it. I am amazed. The tough questions are being asked and the players sometimes know them and sometimes draw a blank, and in the background I hear Al peeling off the answers quite often, and hearing from Alex, yes, you are correct. Al will sit here and laugh, telling the television, you thought you had me on that didn’t you Alex, you can’t fool me, I knew the answer! How can this be?

Did we not eat the same breakfast cereals each morning? Did mom put something extra in his vitamins that I didn’t get? You know, he is smarter than I am. His memory, although he has dementia, is much better than mine, and yet I can not seem to get across to him about Satan being mean and God being good.

It just amazes me, the brain and how it works. The cells making all the right connections to the right areas, and although a big seizure has destroyed many of his cells, he is still so smart. Doctors have determined years ago that he is mentally challenged. Mental challenge does not affect the whole brain, just parts of it. I have worked with mentally challenged people before and I have always noticed that there are areas that they shine brighter in than others.

I hate labels. Genius, mentally challenged, disabled, weird, different, odd. The only way my brain can define this, is we all have stronger areas in our brains that seem to outshine more than other areas.To me, the only correct label here is unique. We are all human beings with brains, but each of us unique.

Well, like I said, I wish I was a brain surgeon, because I would be able to change things in my own head. I would make the change that would allow me to understand more of what is being said. I would be able to completely “get it” when Al starts in on his negativity. I would know the reasoning behind it, and with a quick thought, I would fix it.

Remember the old- time scary movie, Brains? This is how I am feeling now. Brains, brains, I want more brains! LOL

42 thoughts on “Brains, Brains, I Want More Brains!

  1. This got me thinking about a friend I had once who was so brainy and so intellectual that his brains almost drove him mad – it was almost as if he had too many and he could NOT turn his thinking off. It’s kind of funny but not.

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  2. Well, my friend, I know several neurologists who would tell you they are still confused on how the brain really works. They can tell you the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body – which by the way is why us left handed’s are the only ones in their right mind (a little joke). We do know the different hemispheres control different functions and the two sides communicate with each other. But back to the problem at hand – you are not dumb. I will bet Al is very good with numbers and you are just fairly good. I say that because the male brain works a little differently then the female one. Why, I do not know, it could be genetics or something the woman finds more important. I would guess by your writing your IQ is around 125 – 130. That’s is pretty good. Al’s might be around the same, but with his recall it seems he is smarter. I think, just from what you share with us, you are both about the same, but smarter in different areas.

    In case you are interested, mine is 155 and I have almost perfect recall and drive Ann up a wall when these programs come on. It really gets to her when I tell her page and paragraph of something she is looking for. LOL

    At any rate, you are a very smart young lady, so don’t sell yourself short!

    Your friend,

    Ed

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    • thanks Ed. you made my night! yes, you are right, we are just smarter in different areas. i am just one of those people that always want to fix the problem, but i know i can not! you are such a dear friend, and your wife should b thanking you. you can save her a lot of research!! lol

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      • for me this would be politics!! i never get involved with these discussions mainly because there is so much untruths from politics. better for me to remain quiet.

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      • i agree with you there, and i should have added religion to my list of do not get involved in conversations. religion is a very personal thing for each of us, and i am not placed here to try to win one way or another, but if i get a chance to tell someone who is a non believer, then i speak

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  3. I have known many highly intelligent people who have no idea how to handle mundane everyday things like boiling a pan of water for spaghetti. Most children do think they’re smarter than their parents until they have children. Things change pretty rapidly after that.

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  4. Fantastic post …. – too much brain can be dangerous … but to be a brain surgeon wouldn’t be too wrong. Have a friend that was a brain surgeon.. He only made 16 operations per year – the rest he was teaching and holding seminaries. He is retired now.
    Terry, you are a wonderful, carrying and generous with your love and care – it’s better to have a big soul then a big brain.

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  5. Good post, Terry. I agree with Su about intelligence vs putting that intelligence to work. I once knew a professor of physics who taught at our university here. One day he was going home for dinner and his car stopped right in the middle of one of our busy intersections. He called his wife to find out what to do. The problem? He was out of gas and didn’t have the “brains” to figure that out. 🙂 As Viveka said, the heart and soul matter more than brains ever could. Love is, after all, the greatest. I love your statement “To me, the only correct label here is unique. We are all human beings with brains, but each of us unique.” You are so right. Every one of us is unique because God made us this way. Once we can see our uniqueness, we are free to be what we were meant to be without comparing ourselves with anyone else.

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    • i loved this comment and i am so glad that you saw what i read and understood. sometimes it is hard for me to express my real gut feelings. Viveka was so right though, it is the heart and not the brain. i love your replies Success!

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  6. I hate labels too. I know what you mean. It’s so challenging to hear how we are limited or exceptional based on different standards that can often make us feel worse or greater than we are. Thank you for sharing 😀

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    • why do people have to put labels on us? first we were a person, then only called my last names, next we are known by our number, social security number, and now we are even more labeled into groups. has god not made us all equal

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      • Terry, God did create us equal and He also created us unique. People often don’t like unique and want to hide in groups, or at least stick into groups those they cannot understand or don’t know how to relate to. Possibly they fear the responsibility which comes with the uniqueness of others. The problem is they want to compartmentalize what they consider different groups of people so they no longer need to see the unique individual and their responsibility to relate to that individual. I don’t necessarily want to stand out that much, but I also don’t want to be grouped in with a bunch of labelled people either. I am not like the rest and don’t particularly want to be, but my uniqueness may not be as apparent as that of others. Of course, we have similarities, but there is something in me that is in no other human being. We have each been given a unique purpose in life which is specifically geared to the unique personality and circumstances we have been given. The sooner people recognize and accept this, the less labels would be pasted on those who are visibly different than the rest. They would be viewed as special people to be cherished for their differences. But I doubt this will happen in this world. We will have to wait for heaven to see this fulfillment. But let’s hope and pray that at least some will come to see this even on this earth.

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      • you make a very valid point. i also do not want to stand out much, rather fit in, but do not want to be labeled either. i guess we can’t have it perfect can we? you are also right, we are special and unique in God’s eyes

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      • Very true! Labels have really hit hard for those with mental illness as they find themselves behaving accordingly. The same applies to children who are labeled stupid and such.. Eeks..

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      • that is so awful! i get so mad when i hear parents call their kids names. the kids believe it! i just want to shake those parents!!!

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      • Woooo!! Thank you! Thank you sooo much! What an honor to receive this again this year! Woo.. thank you!! 😀 I will add this note to my Awards Tab… Thank youuuu!!!

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      • Awww.. thank you! Yes, I think there is something called Award Fatigue where I just want to tuck it quietly on my shelf instead of having to proclaim it. Awww.. thank you so much for the vote of confidence! I feel so guilty in taking one, but I will just enjoy it instead. 😀 Hugssssss!!! Missed reading about you today…. it’s like part of my regular scheduled regimen. 😀

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