Imagine, if you will, what a circus the inside of our head would be if every feed, blog, post, tweet, and podcast was converging inside there?
Fortunately, our head is off-grid and a closed system – an elaborate junction box without wires or WIFI, without current flowing in or leading out – a completely stand-alone system, yet full of electricity.
Our body may move us around, but let’s face it – the action that counts most is between our ears where everything is recorded, stored to never be forgotten no matter how much we might try. There must be filing cabinets inside where memories, ideas, and feelings are stored there: Rest, Repair, or Regret.
While bald guys like me boast that our pink scalp is a solar collector, let’s face it, the only source of energy for all those synapses is the food we ingest, their activity provided by external stimulation from our senses, and the rest of our body systems run on autopilot – all without an electrical outlet or USB-port to be found.
When electrical engineers plan wiring for a building, planned convergence in junction boxes – switches, lights, equipment hookups, with current-carrying wires all leading back to a panel with power fed from outside.
I have a docking station for connecting some computer gear, and other pieces are wireless. Our phones don’t have a cord, but most of us carry computing capacity in that phone in our pocket, eclipsing an entire room full of computer gear not many years ago …
Inside my head, inside your head, that’s a busy place, is it not?
Full of everything we know and confused sometimes, to sift out what we think rather than just the platform of justification about why we believe it.
How I feel matters to me. And not to anyone else.
What I know is interesting to me, but who else cares?
What is the point?
It’s not about how I think, or how you think, but whether or not I can change how you think.
Persuasion, yes. Argument, yes. Truth, yes.
All very nice, but how could that change anyone’s thinking?