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The Human Mind

By Leadership - Posted on 25 November 2012

Percieved blank at human birth, the human mind can be identified by the five distinct things it does, namely:

  • Comprehension
  • Misapprehension
  • Imagination
  • Sleep
  • Memory

Comprehension occurs when you relate to an object with your senses and identify it using reliable, authoritative sources of information. The first reliable source of information is the mother and it is also that same human who programs the mind with socially acceptable models in most humans.

Misapprehension is said to occur when the mind assumes that comprehension has occured about an object till the point another source of truth disproves it.

Imagination occurs when the object of interest is outside the sensory domain of touch, sight, sound, smell and taste. In some people the mind can do the magic of triggering the physical sensory experience while imagining.

Sleep is an obvious activity when the mind shuts every other activity for rest and therefore recharges the system.

Memory is the activity to store past experiences so that comprehension improves with time.

The focus and nurturing that a human brings to each of these five functions determines the quality of interactions that are possible to fellow human minds.

Interestingly, the mind was able to comprehend the invisible (e.g., atom) and make it perceivable. At the same time is unable to comprehend if it existed at all before the physical form that made it possible occured or what will happen to it after the physical form is lost. There is a constant invisible struggle in most minds to comprehend the same.

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