The human brain depends on experiences to build its most evolved and dynamic circuitry.
New experiences push the brain to light up new networks, rather than repeat old ones. The brain thrives on being challenged. It is designed to grow and grow and grow. It's at its most evolved when it lights up with new patterns of electrochemical signals across diverse, multiple regions. It's at its most evolved when it's flexing, adapting, and increasing communication between hemispheres and far-flung networks. It can only do those things when you give it new 'material' to work with... ...New experiences, new thoughts, new behaviors, new sensations.
The human brain is the most magnificent, mysterious system in the known universe.
Its possibilities are endless. And yet, so many of us don't push it far enough to see what it is truly capable of. Push yourself to learn something new and know that feeling awkward or ill-equipped is exactly the feeling that represents growth and expansion of new neural networks.