From your mid twenties your brain starts to deteriorate. This is a great shame. Just when you start to realise what life’s all about and begin to get a handle on things, some experience, wisdom and some control over your rampant hormones your hardware starts to go soft.
Your brain cells die off, cortex thins, neurones get in a tangle, brain chemistry goes haywire, endorphins dwindle, protein plaques and metabolites build up and instead of fizzing it futters.
Words do not zip seamlessly into place, names and memories disappear, and all those smart, off-the-cuff responses turn up a day late and are all the more frustrating for it!
However life’s rich tapestry of adventure and serendipity brings perspective and wisdom and a slower pace enables better evaluation. Us oldies may be not quite so fast and our creative processes may not be quite as radiant but what we’ve lost is compensated for by experience.
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