The human mind is a complex thing. The complexity that I’m focusing on here is not defined by the medulla, hippocampus, cerebrum and the likes – the various parts of the brain – but instead it is defined by our everyday actions and our emotions.
We carry out a number of activities per day, but it might be a question worth dwelling over as to why we act the way we do? We say that every human being is unique, yet all of us follow somewhat the same patterns of behaviour. Happiness, anger, sadness are all emotions used by every human being in the same setting. How, then, does every human mind differ from the others?
An answer to this question is somewhat illustrated by the question itself. What makes every human mind exclusive is the quest to know, to have questions answered. Curiosity is innate in human beings, and contrary to popular belief (read: proverb), curiosity does NOT kill the cat. The cat probably died because it got run over by a car.
While curiosity in itself is yet a common sensation present in living things, the answers it fuels are what make every individual’s mind one of a kind. It pushed every individual forward to discover things they want to, not because everyone else is. It sets the stage for some pretty interesting insights into the complexities of the questions that run through a person’s head. It makes for some pretty interesting answers and equally good observations.
In some cases, it paves the way for intelligence to reach the zenith. In others, it results in the complete disarray of the human mind.
The mind, indeed, is a curious thing.