The brain of an older person is much more practical than is commonly believed. At this age, the interaction of the left and right hemispheres of the brain becomes harmonious, which expands our creative possibilities. That is why among people over the age of 60 you can find many personalities who have just started their creative activities.
Toy affirmed: “only from my mind I can transform paradise into hell or hell into paradise”. This is the case because “the power is within you”. The mind is so powerful because it exerts a direct influence on our conscious acts. From my point of view, it is essential to learn to control the power of the mind, our actions, emotions, feelings, and thoughts. Concentrate on our desires, and seek improvement permanently.
Of course, the brain from the age of 60 is no longer as fast as in youth. However, it gains flexibility. Therefore, with age, we are more likely to make the right decisions and less exposed to negative emotions. The peak of human intellectual activity occurs around the age of 70 when the brain begins to work in full force.
Over time, the amount of myelin in the brain increases, a substance that facilitates the rapid passage of signals between neurons. Due to this, intellectual abilities increase by 300% compared to the average.
Also interesting is the fact that after the age of 60, a person can use both hemispheres at the same time. This allows you to solve much more complex problems.
The brain, from the age of 60, chooses the path that consumes less energy, eliminating the unnecessary and leaving only the right options to solve the problem. A study was conducted in which different age groups participated. The young people were very confused by the tests, while those over 60 years old made the right decisions.
The neurons of the brain are renewed but the connections between them simply disappear if one does not engage in mental work.
Distraction and forgetfulness arise due to an overabundance of information. Therefore, it is not necessary to focus all your life on unnecessary trifles.
From the age of 60, a person, when making decisions, does not use one hemisphere at the same time, like young people, but both.
In the words of Albert Einstein, “the mind is like a parachute… it only works if we have it open”. The key lies in mastering your own thoughts. Let’s see, he reflects: do you let your brain and your thoughts dominate you? Or do you rather use the power of the mind to master your thoughts? You must always remember that “the manifestations of the body accompany the thought”. You know, you decide, because this is precisely one of the aspects that makes the difference between mental health and illness. Here is the famous quote from Descartes: “I think, therefore I am”.
The truth is that we can do everything our minds can imagine since we only use 1% of our mental capacity. Some people learn to optimize their minds to the maximum.
Sigmund Freud divided the mind into three parts: conscious, subconscious, and unconscious. In this way, the way that the individual has to remember or suppress the information depends on the place where it is stored. It must be very clear that the information stored in our “conscious” is very small compared to what remains in the subconscious and unconscious. From there come hidden thoughts that, when they emerge, create those typical “lapses” that influence our behavior. Plato said that “the human body is the carriage; the I, the man who drives it, the thought are the reins, and the feelings, the horses.
In short, if a person leads a healthy lifestyle, moves is physically active, and has full mental activity, intellectual abilities DO NOT decrease with age, they simply GROW, reaching a peak at the age of 80-90 years.
In conclusion, we must be able to “train” our minds as well as our muscles in a gym. Thanks to training it is possible to acquire better control of the information that the mind receives at every moment of the day. I agree here with Louis Pasteur: “fortune plays in favor of a prepared mind”