Ability to think

@mookhor (304)
India
September 14, 2008 12:09pm CST
Some people have the ability to think and some others are of different type and they do not walk through this avenue. Can you please tell if it is because of any difference in the brain or in the upbringing ?
1 response
@dogsnme (1265)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Everyone has the ability to think. The only exception might be someone who was born with some mental impairment or someone who has suffered some kind of trauma to the head that results in a perceived inability to think. Thinking, also called reasoning, is what separates man from the animals. Some people don't like engage in certain kinds of thinking activities. I have a friend that when I asked if he would play a board game with me such as chess or some other type of strategy game, replied that he doesn't like to play games that require you to "think." Everyone engages in thinking everyday. Whether it be meditating on the meaning of life, or solving a math problem in school, deciding what to wear in the morning, or troubleshooting the reason why the car won't run, you are using your ability to think. Our upbringing and life experiences do have an affect on our thinking abilities. For example, as a child, the more our parents make decisions for us and do things for us the the less we are required to think for ourselves and the less likely we will be able to think and make decisions for ourselves later in life.