food for mind
January 23, 2011 § 2 Comments
your body is one of the best and the most complex machines you ever get to use and enjoy. you need to learn how to use it, take care of it, pamper it and keep it strong. you have to be cautious about how you are treating it and make sure you are not abusing it, the most obvious examples are foods, clothes and hygiene, however there are things we usually miss.
you know how you are so careful about what you eat or how you wear clothes to avoid catching cold and so on and so forth, the same is true for the books you read, the movies you watch, and the musics you listen to. books and movies are full of ideas, good and bad, full of thoughts, sentiments, pieces of information, all could be categorized as useful, harmful, wasteful and so on. music can be joyful, depressing, relaxing etc. you may not relate the book or movie to your life, but the poison will reside in your subconscious and ends up in a short story you write, in your talks, in your dreams and basically in your life unconsciously. you can easily see the analogy to foods and drinks. eatables may contain vitamins, minerals, and useful ingredients as well as germs, viruses and harmful additives.
the other factor that we have to consider is the amount of time a book or a movie takes up from our life compare to the quantity and quality of the ideas it gives back. which is very similar to the calories a food contains. huh…maybe we can come up with education facts on the books and movies instead of nutrition facts!
remember you have to carefully choose what to read, what to watch and what to listen to as often as you can.