Things get less significant as we grow older. Our many experiences help us to become desensitized to life’s many surprises. The longer you’ve been around the more likely it is that you’ve encountered an extreme surprise whether it be a positive one or negative one. These extreme surprises make the rest seem not so important after all, like when you are beyond stressed about work and something else happens to a loved one. Work is suddenly irrelevant. Funny what a bit of perspective can do to a situation. As children the world is our playground. A brand new place everywhere you go, a brand new experience to be had each day. Everything so novel and unique, as children we cant help but be overcome with excitement. As we age however this sense of wonder slowly fades with each passing day, month, year…The trick is to stay excited not by looking at new things but seeing these things with new eyes. A sense of appreciation and perhaps luck that your life is worth something even though you might not know what that is. A sense of appreciation that your life is good just because you have a house, or you have children, or parents, or a working set of eyes, or a brain that has learned to read tiny squiggles on a page, and that those (these) squiggles can ignite feelings of sorrow or joy or nostalgia effortlessly


About ben james

"The stars keep me up at night" -some song I heard one time Human. Studying the intersection of Neuroscience and Computation. Wanna be (astro) physicist.
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