I watched the movie, Lucy, the other night.
Storyline: Girl gets pumped full of nootropic, cognitive enhancers, only a million times stronger, and her brain capacity goes through the roof.
Soon, she’s a kung-fu master catching bullets with her teeth while memorizing encyclopedias in different languages.
Lucy hits her cerebral “peak” and, as motivational speakers say, starts “firing on all cylinders.” At one point, Lucy says, “I’ve accessed 28% of my cerebral capacity. I can feel every living thing.”
Ugh… I don’t want to be like Lucy. I want to use less of my brain.
In the film, they talk about how we only use about 10% of our brain. Other articles claim this isn’t true, and that people use 90% of the brain’s capacity.
It doesn’t matter to me. 10% or 90%, it’s still too much.
I want to think less and notice more.