Life is all about learning and growing as we explore the world around us. We must be on the lookout for new information because all we know is all we are. Each year I set out to learn everything I can about one particular subject. Last year I decided to study the Brown bear. I have always been interested in the Brown bear but if you were to ask me, two years ago, what is the Brown bears’ primary food source; I probably would have guessed salmon when in fact the Brown bear’s main food is berries and flowers. I learned all kinds of fun things about the Brown bear like; they can live up to 30 years and if you are approached by one, you should never run but rather lay as still as possible and play dead. Did you know that Brown bears were the animals most feared by the Native Americans? You can learn so much by reading books and watching documentaries on a subject. You just need to pick one specific subject and stay with it for a year.
This year I have decided to dedicate all my learning power to the subject of brain surgery. I can’t say exactly what it is about brain surgery that attracts me so much but I think it is as simple as hearing two men talk about it on the train ride home from work one day, and not having any idea about what they were saying. The lingo they used and the parts of the different parts of the brain and the names of different medical tools used in those kinds of operation. It was if they were speaking Greek, I was just completely lost by it all. It was around that time that I set my mind to study brain surgery as my special topic for this year.
Of course I will start with brain treatments and then move up from there. I don’t want to know about only modern brain surgery, I want to know about the whole thing, from its beginnings all the way up to its plans for the future. I want to know more about brain surgery than 99 percent of the people around me. I want to have a knowledge that would make you think I work as a brain surgeon for a living. Of course, the most satisfying thing for me would be to run into a neurosurgeon, next year and strike up a little conversation with him, about all the advancements they are making in his field. I want him to ask me what hospital I work for so ii can tell him that I am not a doctor at all but rather, just an ordinary tailor. Can you imagine the look on the good doctor’s face when he hears that?
This year I will study brain surgery but who knows what it will be next year. The important thing is to keep on learning about this magical world I live in.