A long time ago, Mother Nature had to make a decision.
When it comes to animals, we all have our own “selling points.”
Zebras have stripes. Tigers have teeth, skunks have stripes and a horrible stench.
We humans have our big brains.
Which gave Mother Nature a bit of an issue way back in the day.
Our brains were getting so big, it was getting kind of hard to be born.
If you compare all the other mammals, and how long they spend as “kids” vs. “adults,” we humans take a LONG TIME to “grow up.”
That’s because in order to be born “fully formed” our hips would have to have gotten really wide. Too wide to walk on two legs.
That was Mother Nature’s dilemma.
Either be born more fully formed, but not be able to walk upright, or keep our two legged advantage, and be born significantly LESS than fully formed.
And that’s what happens.
We are born with a pretty “empty” hard drive.
Sure we have a lot of “instinctive” programs, like getting hungry, being afraid of certain things, getting sexually attracted to certain people.
But we also have TONS of learning ability.
Something that ALL OF US are UNDER utilizing.
This is the one thing that we can NEVER maximize.
You’ll NEVER get to a point where you know EVERYTHING.
You can spend your entire life (or even two or three lifetimes if that were possible) and you would even scratch the surface of what there was to know.
Add skills and abilities into the mix, and you could spend your ENTIRE LIFE on self development, and NEVER learn out of new stuff to learn and figure out or even create.
Yet, most people figure once school is done, then it’s “same old same old,” every day, until you die.
(The “Soft Parade” as Jim Morrison described).
Slowly shuffling towards the end of our lives.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Just spend a few minutes a day learning something new.
Pretty soon you won’t be able to stop.
THAT is when life becomes exciting.