The Campaign For DA

11.06.2017

This Truly Is Amazing



I have an actual serious post. This was on 60 Minutes last night, and the introduction is exactly right: "We don't know enough about how the human brain works."

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think that there might be something more to this whole human existence thing?

Anonymous said...

I caught this last night. As a musician, I was fascinated by this young lady and cannot wait to see how it all turns out for her.

Anonymous said...

Iris Chang was murdered by the Japanese imperial Army In Nanking in a previous life. She returned to hold them accountable and then she died again.

RatherBSailing said...

Wow! Just bloody Wow!

BagOfNothing.com said...

What caught my attention was when she said she didn't want to be the second Mozart but the first Alma. It reminded of the time Michael Phelps was close to eclipsing Mark Spitz's record and he frustratedly telling the media, "I don't want to be the next Mark Spitz; I want to be the first Michael Phelps." I thought that was very profound. So often people go through life wanting to be "Just like Mike" (you know, the old Michael Jordan Gatoraid song) or whoever and this man decided he just wanted to be himself, set is own course, define his own legacy. Good for him, and good for her. I'm now inspired to say I don't want to be the next LiberallyLean, I want to be the first BagOfNothing.

wordkyle said...

There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio....

Anonymous said...

I too saw this. She is what Malcolm Gladwell calls an "Outlier". In higher ed we call it a Gift. You can research this kids brain from now until eternity and still not know exactly why some are exceptional at creativity, some in analysis, and others not at either.

Anonymous said...

12:30

I nominate 12:29 for "others".

Anonymous said...

2:01 had a weak father and an oppressive mother.

Anonymous said...

2:29------------

You can certainly do just that . But you gotta ask yourself how irrelevant that makes you. (Hint: completely)

See, I bought Mr. Word's book. It was well written. Interesting. Some might even say creative.

Your book, on the other hand..... oh, wait! You haven't written one, now have you. I can't seem to find anything intelligent, creative or productive you have done.

Sister, you are a bitter menopausal piece of crap excuse of a human who thinks that insulting intelligent people will make them as dumb as you are. WRONG AGAIN! It just makes you that little bit dumber.

Do some soul searching (and some Prozac) and come back here when you have something to add. Your infantile whining about WK is not what our society needs

Anonymous said...

ALIENS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That was an amazing story.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, my diatribe was directed at 2:01, as there was no 2:29. Otherwise, my opinion of this c$n& is unchanged.

Thanks,
3:26

Anonymous said...

We do know the brain can snap in a second...and it's very hard to predict who will snap and when. You can't stop crazy people. Most of these people who shoot up a lot of others are people who cannot cope with their place in life; and, they feel hopeless. Most commit suicide but a tiny fraction of them prefer to take others with them.

Anonymous said...

6:42 GWB did 911.

jon spencer said...

And CBS does not want you to see the video.