Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Looking forward to the unknown, no matter how small it might be

The healthiness of one's brain can pretty well be judged by whether one embraces the uncertainties in life with pleasure.
A kid has great expectations for the future. On the night before the school trip, for example, it is not uncommon for a kid to be so excited that it is difficult to sleep. It is not that those school outings are going to be anything great in actuality. It is just the expectations that brings the children into the cosmos of the infinities.

As one grows older, this great ability of being excited over the unknown is gradually lost. The future becomes mundane. There, the decline of the brain health starts.

Looking forward to the unknown, no matter how small it might be, is a great way to keep your brain young and up.

4 comments:

Takuro said...

Dear Dr. Mogi-sensei,

I am especially looking forward to the unknwon girl with whom I would fall in love. I think it certainly makes my brain young.

Anonymous said...

Judging from own personal experience, displeasure or fear towards future uncertainties is certainly understandable especially when one is content with the present state and priority is placed on protecting what one already possesses (or thinks he/she possesses). Meanwhile, if one is able to look at his/her own life from a broader spectrum and fully realize that life is just a "one time event" after all, the unpleasant world of the unknown may rather turn into an exciting world of unseen opportunities and possibilities. The financial concept of "risk management" should apply to everything in life. Some are risk lovers while others are averters. I agree however that Japan generally tends to lean on the latter, thereby carrying the possible fundamental risk of everyone remaining on board a gigantic sinking ship, in lack of the ability to create/try new countermeasures, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with other ships in the sea.
SK

nekochama said...

Wow. How true that is! It's sad to say but a friend of mine committed suicide earlier this month while away in the UK, being unable to see hope in the future and come back to work here. Now I am cleaning out his ocean view apartment in Miyazaki, getting rid of his surfboards and guitars, and wondering how such a life could lose its joy.

Yuzu said...

Dear.Mr.Mogi
Human can grow up to end of life,right?
But I want to keep like a kid's sentiment,
because it so vivid and beat inside of me.
It will be never boring.
I always want to think of everything which I can not understand easily. I can enjoy life deeply,I think.
And I would love to grow up to a real human someday.