Some people seem to think that those two holes on the sides of your head are for relieving pressure from your brain when you have to think too much. Kind of like that weight thingie we put on the top of a press cooker. I will hereby tell you they have another use. They are for listening. Listening includes hearing things that you don’t already know or maybe hearing a different explanation for things you think you already know. Many of us seem to get something in our head about a subject and then batten down the hatches on our brain holes. That seems to be particularly true of our politicians the last decade or so. I think someone epoxied all the politician’s brain holes as soon as they arrive in Washington. We need a good ENT guy to check that out!
Some seniors I have come across seem to think that when you reach a certain age you are not able to learn anything more so they effectively fill their brain holes with cement. Let me tell you that the condition for all of the above has a name. All us seniors love knowing the technical names of all our infirmities; this condition is called “Lazy Minds”. Let’s call it LM for short. All the best conditons are known by their initials. 🙂
Lazy minds allow us to think that we have all the answers to everything and there is nothing worth hearing anymore. That was kind of like that guy from the U.S. patent office who wanted to close it down in the early 1900s as everything had already been invented! But I must say that LM is not a condition limited to politicians and senior citizens. It afflicts almost all of us. Particularly all of us in the United States. We don’t seem to think we can learn anything for anyone else so we close up our brain holes to anyone who doesn’t speak our form of English (if you can even call it English anymore).
Jonas Sulk invented a vaccine for polio about fifty years ago and he became very famous for it. Can you imagine if someone came up with a vaccine for LM how famous they would be? Not only famous but also very very rich. I wonder if any of the pharmaceutical companies are doing research to cure LM? Maybe we should tackle that as a national priority after we have the cure for cancer.
And the journey goes on….