There's a lot to be said for having the ability to just get up and go somewhere. Think of how easy it is to just leave your chair or sofa, and walk ( or run) to anywhere you like. It's something most of us take for granted. So for someone to end up losing this ability and then be given it back, is a miraculous achievement indeed :-
Paralyzed Man Walks Again After Brain Cells Are Injected into His Spine
Amazing stuff. And I'm glad there's such hopeful progress with regards science and biological progress moving into the future.
Going briefly into the past, can you remember what you were like a decade ago? If you're older than 30, can you remember what you were like two decades ago? :-
What You Learn in Your 40s
I'm 41 and a lot of this resonated with me. It really is true what they say..you do get much wiser as you get older. The trick is to ameliorate this wisdom without becoming too cynical, and carry on in life with a sense of gratitude. It's also important to never lose your sense of adventure and fun, too.
As we get older, we realise the importance of so many other things. The most important of which, is analysis and introspection; in other words, thinking things through a bit more, before acting and reacting to them. Just like sifting through a swathe of mayhem, to get to the crux of the matter :-
Bosses Seek ‘Critical Thinking,’ but What Is That?
One of the definitions given here, was by the youngest person interviewed in the article. Twenty one year old Brittany Holloway, a University of New York graduate, defined it as 'forming your own opinion from a variety of different sources'. That's the easiest and most succinct definition I've read, to date.
In fact, that's effectively what the crux of this post is about. It's also the ethos behind my posts on my blog site. And more importantly, it's all done to allow you, the reader, to have food for thought.
Speaking of which, it's time for lunch.
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