When a person considers and analyzes the functions of the brain, the brain is analyzing itself.
As far as the human brain is concerned, it is the only thing on planet earth to have the ability to become self-aware of its own existence.
Not only is the brain aware of its existence, but it also spends its entire life trying to understand why. Existing is not enough for the brain. The brain must also understand why.
It is the single question “why?” that separates human from all other species on planet earth.
Ever since we are old enough to utter words, it seems as though our favorite word is, “why?” When we are children, we ask things like why the sky is blue or why things die. Our parents might give us their best answers, but the spirit of our question remains restless and fundamentally unanswered.
Our brain is so confused. It does not understand how it can be both conscious enough to ask questions but not conscious enough to uncover all of the answers? It taunts itself with this perpetual cycle, trying to find a way out of its infinite madness, but it only knows how to digs its self deeper. So what do we do? Do we follow our brain into its hole of madness?