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Sunday, 18 December 2016

A meal for the brain



When Bill gates, the owner of Microsoft, and his wife Melinda Gates, gets bored or tired of the workload of their business empire, they compete with each other by playing jigsaw puzzle to see who would solve it first. 

 

 Think for second; the owner of a multimillion-dollar business empire, who can access any form entertainment whenever he would wish, why would he entertain himself with puzzles? According to Gates, he likes it.
 

Puzzles have secrets hidden under deep folds; they take us far away from all the other worries. You reach a completely new world through logic, intelligence, luck, hands and sometimes with just a tip of the pencil, a world in which you face the complications, which are really but the solution to your problems. 
 

A puzzle is like a song – a fine puzzle can give you all the delights of being loony, just like a mysterious tale does. Puzzles are capable of amazement, knowledge, conversations, meaningfulness and erasing the emotional stress through its solutions.   
The obstacles in the puzzles, not only reduces the stress but also gives the strength to handle them and makes you realize that there are many more things left to do. Their challenging quandary gives the brain a chance to relax.
 

From the beginning of every new day, new challenges start building themselves up. The moment we wake up, the brain starts getting assignments for the day’s work.  In fact, when we are asleep at night, even then, through the dreams our brain is trying to churn and organize everything that has happened during the day. The ever working brain yearns for challenges and the perplexing puzzles does this work the best. Through them, the nerve of our brain gets a great work out session.
 

Why are we so eager to solve mysteries and puzzles? Why, despite the fact that the world is filled with over a thousand mediums for entertainment, Sudoku, picture puzzles and many more such small or big, some hard and some easy puzzles excites us so much that we end up leaving all the work behind just to solve them? Because...
 

It is a unique way to spend the time by solving puzzles. The interesting concept of the questions and their complexity is what that prompts us to solve the puzzles.  An excellent puzzle is like a thing that is pleasant, candid, satisfactory and pellucid. In which nobody lies. They are vivid and the puzzles are dependent on you, it is your necessity to solve them.
 

Puzzles are no less than an educational plaything.  A brain is made to solve the riddles of information, and so it loves puzzles. Have you ever noticed that whenever a person sees an object for the first time, the first question is always, "What is this?"
Puzzles are a form of inducements. This inducement is attached with a person's self-satisfaction, something that motivates to solve them. When you find the solutions for those puzzles, you feel like a conqueror. It does well in satisfying one’s self-esteem.
 

Do not try to get to know the whole world within the first try. It is a very difficult thing to do. There is a possibility that you will get tired and will drop it in the middle.  So, try to solve a small portion of it. Even better; create your own world, in which there can be interesting elements and rules- a game, a puzzle, a principle, a revelation.
This revelation could be the disentanglement of the puzzle. After this revelation, a person can return to their day-to-day life with the confidence that they made a day, which was meaningful, and that they were a conqueror.
 

The brain has an excessive need for mental challenges, and the meal of puzzles keeps it active and healthy.
 

So, was your meal of the day fulfilling?

13 comments:

  1. Totally agree with the article. It really takes the person into another world.
    There have been times when I've felt this so addicting . Love solving puzzles

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    1. This addiction is better than those of video games and tv. Because in things such as video games, even though one is active, they become aggressive.

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  2. Very nicely written, solving puzzle enhances your creativity and helps to increase concentration.
    i love sudoku and you know i am quite good at it.

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    1. You are absolutely right, they really are a good source to help increase one's creativity and concentration.

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  3. जिस तरह शरिर को स्वस्थ रखने के लिए पैष्टिक खाना जरुरी है ठीक उसी तरह बुद्धी को स्वस्थ रखने के लिए पहेलियां आदि जरुरी है। सुंदर प्रस्तुति।

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    1. शुक्रिया ज्योति जी, वैसे कहते है जिदंगी भी एक पहेली ही है।

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  4. Good point. Yes - it was partly fulfilling but could have been better. More and more I find that what I read by myself, or watch in the form of TED talks on youtube is far more stimulating for the brain than useless chatter, or badly prepared talks.

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    1. That really is always better than the useless chatter :)

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  5. Solving puzzle gives an exercise to brain. Solving puzzle gives satisfaction and confidence that yes I can do it. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for understanding my point :)

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