No – don’t you believe a word of that. You don’t have to be smart to read the next two paragraphs.
Cdnuol’t blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg hree. The pheonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rsacreeh at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, mnaes it deosn’t mttaer in waht odrer the ltteers in a wrod are. The olny iprmoatnt tnhig is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can slitl raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the hmuan mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig, huh? Yaeh, and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt.
The human mind is a fascinating thing. And I’m sure you’ve all heard that urban myth that we only use around 10 per cent of our brain. Poppycock and twaddle, is that. Believe you me, if my brain had the power lying dormant within it, for me to move objects simply by willing them, and to uncork my bottle of wine by a mere thought, I’d have found it long ago.
But harnessing and using the brain power we have, is a completely different pan of sausages. "The potential of the human mind is subject to, and limited only by, our individual beliefs or un-belief as to whether we can accomplish a thing or not," according to enlightenment coach Chuck Danes. And what about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s classic line…? "Men and women are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”
Some of us just use our brain power in different ways. Some are good at maths – and some of us certainly ain’t! I’m sure my maths teacher at school was in love with me, because she always used to put little red kisses next to my sums. The only thing I was good at was friggin’ spelling! And now look what they say about that!
I think I may set up a campaign calling for numbers to be accepted in any order, because olny srmat poelpe konw tihs: 8 x 4 = 23 and 7 x 7 = 94.