It is the very things that we think we know that keeps us from learning what we should know.
For our seniors cohort, an overall fear will be living too long, longer than our health and wealth permits. But for the senior who kept physically fit, the most worrisome thing about growing too old is ‘losing our minds’. Dementia, whether Alzheimer or some other forms of dementia is a frightening image probably more dread than ill-health in general.
The brain (the nerve centre) is our lifestyle control centre. When we say ‘as a man thinketh, so he is’ it means exactly that. We ask our seniors cohort to REVERSE our traditional thinking into ‘Thinking Young’, we put it in front of actually REVERSE lifestyle to live actively. Without our mind telling us to get going, thinking young alone is probably not going to REVERSE our ageing process. So what can we do to sharpen our minds ? Fortunately, our brain is one of the ‘use-it-or-lose–it’ type body parts. The brain is made out of billions of neural connections (nerve cells). Scientists have discovered that these cells needs stimuli to spur their growth.
You are never too old to learn. If you want to start your second life young, then you have to think young and act young. Do what the young people do. If society jeer or laugh at you as some do when a 80 year-old enroll in a university to fulfill a missing part of his/her life, do so within the mature, understanding community of REVERSE. Everyone of us had lived through different experiences, time for each of us to teach what we learn from the ‘university of hard knocks’ to others. REVERSE will be running Classes, Seminars and tuition centres staffed by ourselves for ourselves to keep us actively learning and inquisitive.