Too Much Light: The Evolutionary Purpose of Blurred Vision

There is a limit to the amount of charge that your brain can handle. We also know that at that threshold point, there is a laser cascade

So what would mental strain do that helps the body? Protect it from excess light. I’m sure you’ve gotten mad and seen your vision blur. What is the evolutionary purpose of this mechanism? To reduce the amount of light that hits your brain. Because in the rage state, time slows down. And when time is slow, you would gain more light in the same amount of time. If light is in part the electricity that fuels the body, the eyes would adapt to the new condition by preventing excess light from reaching the brain. If too much light is a bad thing, the body has to have a mechanism to prevent it. And you can’t just blink constantly.

It really doesn’t matter how it works. The truth is that it works. Force your eyes to strain and you see blur. The condition protects your eyes from excess radiation, protects your brain from excess electric charge.

Why would old people not be able to see up close? Farsightedness is a strange and pretty predictable part of aging. The real question is: what is the purpose of it. Essentially, the light is just not focused properly on the retina. According to this theory, the vision problem would actually be a symptom that would help protect them from gaining too much electric charge from the incoming light. 

There are all sorts of medical conditions and medications associated with blurred vision. It’s important to think twice about this symptom, because our body strives for equilibrium. And if the vision blurs, it blurs for a reason. 

The Case for the Slouch

It’s something that develops with time. We usually say it’s because you slump in front of a computer all day. Or you’re always hunched over at your desk. Essentially, we devolve based on our habits.

Here’s a different take on it: Since you probably know by now that I think that high blood pressure starts in the brain, people start to slouch when they get older [typically]. When you get older, you start to worry about dying. And when you start to worry about dying, you cling to the best metric we have to determine longevity: blood pressure. So you do whatever you can, take whatever the doctor prescribes to get that number as low as possible. And guess what: it works. Your blood pressure is just as good as a seventeen-year-old boy.

One problem, in your shotgun approach to lower your blood pressure, you cooled your brain off. With a cooler brain, time will fly by much faster, and you’ll have to press to keep up with your normal workload.

But how could you make the same amount of decisions in a day with a cooler brain? You restrict airflow. The brain has no choice but to heat back up. The slouch is a technique to increase stress and raise brain entropy. To make the same number of decisions each day with time moving so much faster, you must strain.

Cooling the brain off may increase lifespan, but it comes at a price. The slouch is the biological response to operate in increasing stress or to operate in the same stress with a cooler brain.