I hope you’re not like me, but if you are, then you feel like you got
hit with the stupid stick. Repeatedly. Worse, your days of youthful
brain development are long over, but you’ve not yet reached that second
brain“growth spurt” that supposedly occurs between the ages of 55 and 65. Perhaps the dumb feeling is just the cumulative effect ofneurotoxins in your cola, ormercury in your daily HFCS, orglucose in your blood, or theurban environment in which you live. But you feel bastard stupidity taking over, and it’s scary.
Here’s what I’ve resolved to do about it: instead of addressing any of these causal issues
directly*, I will try to find a wayaroundmy accelerated mental
decrepitude; a way to “hotwire” my stalling brain, so to speak.Perhaps through repetition of positive thoughts I can
forge new synaptic connections in my brain and create fresh neural
networks to revivify my cognition. Have you tried that? I intend to.
I guess it would be something like meditation, but I’m going to do it whilewatching TV and slurping down a refillable 64oz “co-Pilot” mug of diet soda.
* Come now! Like diet and exercise instead of weight loss products, that would be far too simple.