do you agree if you don,t use your brain it will die?

@annjilena (5620)
United States
January 30, 2009 11:38am CST
many people don,t like to read only when they have to is reading important to keep the brain functioning either we use it are lose it.our brain has to be nourished and feed by reading material.can you imagine not beening able to think for yourself are make descions.life is funny we need to be able to think for ourself and to know right from wrong.so do you read and what ype material do you feed your brain if you load it down with trash this is what you will get from your brain.
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@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
31 Jan 09
Our brains will become lazier if we dont use them often or feed them with certain nourishment.All kinds of healthy reading materials are good for our brain.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
31 Jan 09
sweety that you so much and you are also right we have to eeat right as well so our brain can function very well and minerial is always good for the brain as well as focing helps us as well.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
31 Jan 09
thank you classycat i really try with my mom and now she reads all the time iam so proud of her her iq has went up and she is still learning.you are also right if you have a impairment we can always listen to feed our brain we get out of our brian what we put in it our brain have 5essential part that we need each and every day just to function well.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Oh I read abo9ut anything I can get my hands on. But mostly miseries, Wwestens and books about anceint peoples. I have know people that didnt know how to read but had sharo minds!
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
30 Jan 09
yes we have to read our brain have to be niurshed and cultivated so we can funtion well.a brain is a terrible thing to waste.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 Jan 09
sure is!
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
Reading for knowledge and learning - Reading a book for knowledge, learning or enjoyment.
Hi there Ann, Well, I don't know if I should be as forward as to say this the way I am about to, but I've never been one to mince words so here it goes. In my not so humble opinion, if we use Mylot as a research sample I would have to agree with you, that if you don't use it you will indeed lose it! Oops! Did I say that aloud? On a more serious note. The saying "use it or lose it!" did come from somewhere and I believe has definite merit. Whether we're talking about our body, mind or our spirit we need to exercise it, stretch it and practice flexing our muscles. We need regular exercise to stengthen our bodies. We need to do some sort of mental activity to exercise and strengthen our minds, and I know it's a touchy subject, but we need a spiritual exercise of some sort to nurture our souls. (I don't want to turn this into a religious discussion, so I don't care what kind of spiritual exercise youengage in just something, which nourishes your soul or your spirit). So yes, I do believe that reading is an important part of who we are as human beings. We need to read to learn, and to problem solve and enjoying reading makes a learning and problem solving easier. That's just my not so humble opinion and 2ยข worth. Happy Mylotting!
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
1 Feb 09
thank you well said we do have to nourish our brain and stimulate our brain with excerise.our brain control 5 essential part starting with our breathing and many other things such as how happy we are by letting the dopimanine spell over so we will be happy.not to mention solving problems.
@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
31 Jan 09
It is ture that our brain need to be feed by material,,, if our brain stops we will sure cannot move or control our body, it is the brain that controls our body, if we loose that we die.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
1 Feb 09
yes our brain have 5 essential part starting with controling our breathing.so we have to nourish our brain.it controls so much of our body.
• India
31 Jan 09
Hi Annjilena!i m not agree with you main headig question. brain never die. its works more thatn any organ of human body. i m agree with second part of question. we should read good books to feed well to brain. Good book create good psychology of brain and always give good.
@njblair (230)
• China
31 Jan 09
Hi annjilena!Yeah,I think if I don't use my brain,it will die.I think If I do not use my brain,I can't feel happy ,exciting,pleasant and sad disappointed etc.Maybe like a vegetable lol. Best wishes and happy mylotting!:)
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
1 Feb 09
that right we have to use it are lose it.our brain is the main function of our body a long with other vital organ we have to make sure we nourish it well with good things.
@murugezh (273)
• India
31 Jan 09
Yes I agree your point. If one human's brain not functioning well remaining all will become very danger advert effect on our body functionality. We have to use our brain a lot to bring it to a form which will be able work on its under control. All hormones and nerves functionality based our brain functionality. You can keep running your body until your brain able think on its own and carrying all its functions on its own. We have keep it alive and up to date. Its everything nothing more to add.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
1 Feb 09
it is a must that the brain shut down when you are sleeping are meditating can you imagine if our brain never shut down.it would be catrophy to just think all the time the brain needs to rest as well as your body so it can refresh ir self.
@burki1994 (141)
• Turkey
31 Jan 09
I agree too.If u don't use ur brain it will start to work slower.U need toy make brain exercises...Reading books is good thing to keep brain working...
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
1 Feb 09
using the computer makes your brain work you also have to feed your brain with the right brain foods.a brain is a trebbile thing to waste.
@aquiah (79)
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
I agree to what you said that our brain needs to be nourished. We need to feed it with ideas and we really need to use it. Because we have this saying that "What we don't use, we eventually lose." We need to read, to interact, to use our brain in order for it to function well. Because if we don't, we tend to forget things we used to remember so well. Our brain will deteriorate as well as our being. I think that what we feed our brain reflects what we are, what we do and what we say. We use our brain to make decisions and we based this decisions on whatever things we know and experienced. So our brain and what we do with it,is really a big part of who we are.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
1 Feb 09
that right we have to use it are lose it.our brain is the main function of our body a long with other vital organ we have to make sure we nourish it well with good things.
@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 09
Sometimes my brain need to refresh. I don't use my brain when I am sleeping. Even when I do a meditation, here's exactly I may not use so, I must wiping out all of my memories for a while. Not of all time I need to use the brain. But if I do not use it in activity it's seems so idiot. So I use my brain only when I need
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
31 Jan 09
it is a must that the brain shut down when you are sleeping are meditating can you imagine if our brain never shut down.it would be catrophy to just think all the time the brain needs to rest as well as your body so it can refresh ir self.
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
I agree that if we do not read, if we don't exercise our muscle, it will atrophy just like our neurons in the brain it will die which causes memory gaps. I feed myself with various infos., but I prefer to read most is the Bible. (^_^)
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
31 Jan 09
this is a ggood book to feed your brain on we have to give our brain something good to feed on we can,t just feed our brain on junk and trash this is a vital organ that we need each and everyday. it has 5 essential parts that we need to stay a live such as breathing and many more part.our neuron has to be feed.
• United States
31 Jan 09
In school I always felt like my brain was loaded with trash, and I still feel that way sometimes. They should cut out all the unnecessary parts of education (prepositions -- prepositional phrases -- gerunds -- participles -- part-participles -- when will I ever need this?! Am I going to look at a sentence one day and point everything out just for fun?) and just teach what's absolutely necessary. I can't imagine not being able to think for ourself. Personally I'm one of those kids who likes to read; I especially enjoy series and tearjerkers. So I keep my brain healthy... I hope :D I don't think a brain will actually die from not being nourished by intellectual activities, I think the person in question will just have a decreased IQ.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
31 Jan 09
when i say your brain will die if you don,t use it not literal but as having a brain and you never use it for anything but junk.we get from our brain what we put in.do you know there is so many who can not even think for them self they have to ask other people for they even make a move.when all they have to do is think for them self.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
All I know is we all use our brain daily. So I can not imagine if we will not use it anymore. But in order to make our mind healthy, we should relax and read a lot. It really helps.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
31 Jan 09
thats right whats the need of having a brain if you don,t use it.letting others make things happen for you is not good thats why you have your brain to use it are lose it.it,s nice to think for your self.
• United Kingdom
30 Jan 09
I love to read and I cannot imagine living a life without books! I'm sure that I heard somewhere that if you regularly nurture your brain, that is to say if you keep on reading then your brain cells will increase and this can only be a good thing surely. If you don't use your brain then it gradually starts to wither and I'm sure that you will experience many problems later on in life. This doesn't relate solely to reading though. I'm sure that this also applies to whatever you do in life where you have to concentrate and use your brain. I suppose this could also relate to practical tasks and problem solving. I'm into computers and so I love reading computer books on maintenance and so forth. I also love reading different books for escapism and pleasure. I am currently reading Harry Potter, this must be the second time that I am reading the series now! Happy My Lotting. Andrew
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
30 Jan 09
you are right a lot people go to bed with there book it helps to relax a person.and it alsohelps you to keep a clear mind on the day to day life.
@samma00 (342)
• Canada
30 Jan 09
I agree. In order to keep our brain active, and alive, we have to read. Watching tv, I feel doesn't do anything for the brain. During that time, I see it as the brain shutting off. I've heard that reading helps it, and clears your mind. Also, I use to have such a bad memory, and I started excersising my brain. I read atleast 3 hours a day, and I have a great memory now, and when I read stuff, it stays in my mind. Also I've heard that excersing your brain means you'll live a lot long.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
30 Jan 09
my mom was 65 years old when she learn to read and she been reading every since and now she is sharp and she read a lot it,s just amazing because she couldn,t read at all.i went every day to teach her abc and she learned and she reads very well now.all it took was patience.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
30 Jan 09
Any unused faculty atrophies is a law of nature. And learning is one which stays on ans will be useful only if it is frequently recalled to memory and put to use. Such recalls and uses are going to fire the respective neurons form longer term memories and neuronal circuits in ready form to turn out useful "conclusions'. This applicable more for brain based learning. There is body based learning which once trained remains more or less for ever. One example id riding a bicycle or driving a car. You learn driving and perfect it. Keep driving for say 10 years. Then let there be a gap of another 10 years. You haven't once driven in that time. But in the 11th year when you take up driving again you may be rusty a bit and even clumsy to begin with, but within minutes or at most in an hour you're ready to roar. Instead take for instance learning Math. Let's say you had learnt Calculus, for some 5 to 6 years. You had mastered it quite well. But give a gap of 10 years before you try to recall again. You will find it very difficult t o even get at the right definitions. Such mental learning needs constant reinforcement to be in a state of preparedness. Why has nature built the learning ability/disability in such a skewed manner? To me it appears the answer lies in "survival". A body based learning like swimming is necessarily a learning for survival. So, the learning endures. Whereas forgetting Math doesn't endanger life.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
30 Jan 09
you brain run the show and control everything your brain stem keep you breathing and many other funtion.our brain is like our car motor with out it we are pretty much done.
@djemba (767)
• India
30 Jan 09
I agree with you ..Our brain like any machine needs to be oiled..SO i think not only reading but putting our ideas to practicality could improve its functionality...I read a lot of science ,being an engineering student ..I also practice a lot of mathematics ,makes my brain feel stronger..
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
30 Jan 09
your brain is a powerful weapon its a photocopy machine we can revert back to it as many times as we need too if we don,t use it we lose it.we only use 1/3 of our brain and look what we have done.just think if we used more of our brain what we good do.
@vidhyavini (6112)
• India
30 Jan 09
Ya I do agree with that. I can just say that with a small example. Lol. Long back when I never used my mobile phone, I was able to remember all the birthdays and the things that I have to do each day and also many phone numbers. But now with the use of mobile phone we just save those things in the mobile and will never try to store it in our brain. So its hard to do that now after so many days. Now my mobile got crashed and I lost all the contacts and the birthdays. I think I have to refresh my brain again with some new things. Lol. Happy mylotting.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
30 Jan 09
you right with the ipod and all these gadgets it helps us out not to store so much in our head.our brain is like a photocopy it store information we can revert back to if we need it.a brain is a terrible thing to waste.
@messageme (2821)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I just think the more variety of things you read the more knowledge you have. The more aware you are of things. I don't think if you don't read your brain will die. I just don't think you will know much of anything. It's always good to read everything you come across. It is a wonder the things you will learn.
• Malaysia
2 Feb 09
hi annji... young brain keeps us young .. if you compare yourself eith someone who is not spending their brain especially from some poor family, you can see them looking older than us .. it is true, not only reading, but our work related usage of brain power .. me i dont have much time to read, but once in a while i will search for informations in the net and watch documrntaries .. my work actually keeps my brain occupied most times .. cheers