Stagnation and Tunnel Vision
It is easier to learn when you are young. So I have been told all my life.
According to research on neuroplasticity the brain continues to grow and learn from what it is exposed to—it never stops.
As we get older, life is filled with more routine. Get up, 9-to-5, relax, cook, sleep, repeat. That is a pattern I see in many adults around me.
I am 24, and in a sense I have refused to grow up (“it’s a trap!” I was told). I have refused routine. I could never make it work.
Adults are much busier with the little things of life. That I have not escaped.
Just recently I picked up a musical instrument for the first time, a Ukulele. I’m not very good but I taught myself some chords and some strumming quite quickly. It didn’t feel like I was slow at learning.
Sure, I haven’t become a master of the instrument, but I haven’t invested the huge amounts of hours into it that I would invest into
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