Your brain can be plastic if you want


Anytime you change your way of thinking, many connections that correspond to your old way dissolve and those that identify with your new mode of thinking begin to grow. Photo: 123rf.com

Many people have asked me when I plan to retire. I don’t, I tell them. As long as my mind, body and spirit allow me, I will soldier on to contribute in whatever way I can to make the world a better place for myself and for others.

Some seem genuinely perplexed as to why I would want to continue working for the rest of my life when I could do nothing more exhausting than to sip margaritas and hang around all day long. Well, because doing nothing would be extremely boring and akin to a living death for me, and because I don’t want the neural connections in my brain to die.

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