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What delightful anguish

Conservation of mass and energy, baby. Thoughts don’t get created from nothing!

I’m being absolutely serious here. Though thoughts aren’t matter, and thus don’t use up mass/energy, the whole process surrounding them does. It’s brain activity and, as odd as it seems, that also requires you to be well-fed to work on maximum capacity. Thinking uses up energy.

This really hit me very clearly during my internship. I sat in my chair all day, performing physically non-intense tasks. But there was a lot going on in my head, as is usual for programming. After coming home starving the first few days, I realized I needed to up my energy intake. In the end, it had nearly doubled… and I still felt hungry sometimes.

Bottom line is, the brain is also like a muscle. It uses up more resources as it becomes more intensely used. Take good care of its needs!
~ Fang


  • 11/06/2015 (1:21 PM)

    I think this is something people don’t seem to realise. I noticed it when I was writing. Typing isn’t a very draining activity but writing is. Getting too tired is the main reason I can’t write for very long periods of time.

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