Have been addicted to your blog for last 2 weeks and this is the first time I am posting . Your post of the 'MIND' made me write .
I completely agree with you that we use only a fraction of the power of our mind during our life time . Although whether it is 33% or 10% is contestable . Nevertheless , the bottomline is that we dont use 100% percent of our capabilities.
Some people who are able to reach to the depth of their minds and cull out a extra iota of thought, idea and convert them to action are the ones who would be definetely 'labelled' as more successful leading to being famous /known/ or just more content.
However i would like to debate the point wherein you gave the impression that working long hours, stretching the day to the maximum, doing mind boggling number of 'activities' in a single day is actually akin to using more redundant unsed potential of the mind.
I would rather attribute it to will power and deep personal interest in the activitiy and obviously a more disciplined life.
According to me this is what makes a polevaulter get a gold medal , this is what makes an explorer discover a new land , this is what makes a man write an autobiography and influence people . BUT, the above did not lead to the invention of electricity or the concepton of the Art of Living or simple theory of Non Violence.
According to me using more than average potential of the brain would result in a 'tap' which has a Domino effect , which goes on to affect another being and another and another for possibly an eternity. The people who do that are the people who would have learnt the art of scraping the depth of the human potential .
Similarly , Mr. Bachchan would be remembered for being the star of the millenium , probably one of the most famous man , an entertainer par excellence, the best example of a family man , hardworking , astute, gentleman, an inspiration and a 'complete man' . However , the 'Tap' seems to be missing.
YOu know sir , my worry nowadays is that i dont remember anything about my great grandfather /mother and it has been only about 40 years since he passed away (i am only 30yrs) ... just imagine if ones own family doesnt remember anything about you in just less than half a century . Probably for a more famous person it would be about double that and for you it would be probably 4-5 times that . BUT what abt after it ?
Leaving a legacy behind is one thing and leaving a leagacy with a 'tap' for the next domino is another thing .... .
You have made a start by exploring your ability to influence people by this blog ... i am sure this might just be a beginning of the 'tap' which would create millions of ABs fr the future .
Pharoahs tried to 'force' their memory till almost 3000 years (till date) by building something which 'lasts' But i am sure you will agree that 'Jesus' would last more that the Pharoahs if we put them to a race.
Enough of my ramblings . Hope i made some sense