Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Our Brain Wants to Learn
The brain is such an amazing organ that is composed of numerous areas that control our bodies from our physical to emotional state. Today in my psychology class we studied the frontal part of our brain, the one deep inside our upper foreheads known as the frontal lobe.The front lobe helps create better judgment and decision making. I found this very interesting because the front lobe of our brain does not fully develop till the age of 25. . I've noticed while growing and maturing that my thoughts and actions have become wiser and better over all. When I was a teenager, I didn't care about anything. Without thinking twice, I was able to make horrible decisions for myself as well as others around me. I was not a good friend, and I also surrounded myself with not so good people. On the news we hear about teenager’s texting, or driving under the influence leading into fatal accidents. We also hear about kids as young as 13 over dosing on drugs. I believe these types of decisions are made due to a strong and postive parental presence and their lack of a developed brain. I found that it’s very important to have a solid ground of understanding that we all have the potential to be the best people we can possibly become. Having this understanding at a young age would greatly benefit our lives, others and ourselves. Nevertheless, our front lobe is still trying to grow which makes our brain very vulnerable to easy manipulation by others. Its very sad seeing homeless middle aged people beings lost and alone, never knowing what the day will bring them. This can come from many things but can also greatly be involved with the brain and the way it works. Maybe these people have lost hope? Maybe the way they thought as a child or teen carried on into their adulthood. There can be many reasons as to why people make the decisions they do. I believe the love of education, hope, faith and strength greatly needs to be passed through parents to their children. Children and teens can easily be manipulated into dangerous or life-threatening situations, the second you turn you’re back. I was blessed with a very caring family and strict mother, and I still was able to get away with making horrible decisions for myself. Thanks, to this study of the front lobe, I am now able to understand why young people act the way they do. For every action there is a reaction-thus, having a well develop brain you are going to get not so well reactions. This information is not necessarly bad, I find extreme comfort in the fact that I know I can only do better from here. I love learning, I have dreams and goals for myself. So, as i get older my brain is going to continue to better myself and make better decisions to help others in need.