Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our brain always expects 100%

Are you aware that God have created all of us with a 100% brain? Our natural instinct always expects a 100% expectation in our lives. We mind not notice it but here let me elaborate further.

Example... If you are buying a bottle of cough mixture from a pharmacist, and you notice the box outside is a bit torn. Would you still buy that bottle of medicine? I guess you would rather choose one with a perfect box's cover. Right? Please don't forget, the box has no medical value. It's the mixture in the bottle that has the benefit and yet you would not buy that bottle with a defect box's cover. Reason... the brain expects 100% quality from outside and inside of the product.

Example... You order a plate of fried rice from a restaurant. The entire meal is perfect with good taste and preparation. While eating, you bite a tiny stone in the rice. Are you not bother with it? Or most likely you might complain to the waiter. The unseen stone is only .001% defect of the entire meal. Throw away the stone and you could still continue to eat. However our brain expects the 100% and reject what is not 100%.

Example... A night market sale is selling cheap slippers to a village. Each slipper is only one dollar per pair, which is considered a good buy. All the slippers are usable, except some with extra colour dots on the surface. You think the simple minded villagers would pick anyone of them, or select the best with no defect of colour. I bet with you, they would search and search until they find the most ideal perfect one for themselves. Though their level of knowledge might be lower, their brain still expect the 100% of what they intent to purchase.

The funny part of life is.. Our brain has been developed with a 100% expectation, but when we give or to share we seldom give out with a 100% of ourselves. Bottom line is, we are selfish too.

The great lady I so admire -“I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.” - Mother Teresa quote.

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