Martian Thoughts

Idle muscles


Even if we keep fit, doing a new type of exercise will remind us of the many muscles we doom to idleness. The same logic must apply to our brain: even those who think for a living cannot expect to consider half the approaches available to us or dwell in a significant fraction of the myriad fields of human expertise.

Rather than despair, we can take the opportunity to remain open to foreign ideas, humble about our beliefs and, more than anything else, active in our listening.