The Ecology of Humans (26-1) The 10% Myth

 The 10% Myth

Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

A popular myth – fabricated and perpetuated by American Christian preacher Norman Vincent Peale – is that humans employ only 10% of their brains. (This 10% myth assumes that the brain is responsible for mentation, which is itself a myth.) However happy the thought, it is a mathematical impossibility to apportion a percentage to routine brain activation. The grain of truth to this is that most people do not exercise sufficient self-control to discipline their minds or their lives to enjoy the abundant benefits that consciousness is capable of.