We Are Our Brain’s Avatar

Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth ―Marcus Aurelius CREDITS ON FOOTER


Happiness, that elusive state of being, derives from Hap (chance, fortune, luck), yet our odds of seizing it rise, the longer we preserve FOUR-DIMENSIONAL HEALTH:

CEREBRAL (SOFTWARE): Visualizing our brain as a programmable node can help us grasp how our surrounding network can decide our state of health via grooming our perceptual experiences since infancy:

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, but regarding our brain, it might as well stand for Completely Primitive Unconscious (Limbic System)

OS stands for Operating System in a computer, yet it could mean Organized Screener (Prefrontal Cortex), in our case

I/O (Input/Output) devices like monitor, keyboard, or mouse, in us, are the sensory receptors linked to our brain: eyes, ears, nose, taste buds, skin, etc.

Software commands fed to computers to do their work are fed to us via sounds, colors, flavors, aromas, etc., since infancy to set what stimuli spur enough pleasure to keep us consuming products that we know, pose harm

PHYSICAL (HARDWARE): Many of the foods and habits said to prolong our health might be harmful or at best useless over time. For instance, when it comes to:

Nutrition- keeping our brain healthy depends on this factor more than any other. Yet, as summarized here, it is difficult to change our fate in this area, unless we realize our senses were bred since young, to crave foods bearing no nutritional value and high odds of triggering irreversible cell damage

Exercise- most of us think of it as a way of counteracting the effects of unhealthy eating habits, a notion fueling our yearning for useless gear. For instance, as posted in Huarache Runners and explained by Chris McDougall (Appendix B), the larger the gap between our soles’ nerve endings and the surface we run on, the higher the potential for injury

FINANCIAL (POWER): Over time, we will explain three concepts that underlie all financial products. For now, the links below provide long-range perspective on how each of them can impact financial matters

Interest Rates: The price of uncertainty

Net Present Value: Uncertainty rules the value of future cash flows

Information Symmetry: Insight*People/Uncertainty= EXP Wealth Growth

SOCIAL (NETWORK): Social interaction follows rules of engagement established by our animal brain’s perceived social status. Thus, optimizing our “net protocol” rests on identifying, committing to, and incorporating high-rank behavior codes, despite unique constraints



A lighted skull (bottom right) turns invisible against a background of Times Square lights. Combined from “Times Square” E. Bresciani (https://unsplash.com/@emanuelebresciani?photo=9xAvbCVi-Nk) and “Acrylic Brain” by J. Orrico (https://unsplash.com/@jessedo81?photo=rmWtVQN5RzU)