This quote is from the Johns Hopkins School of Education and is based on brain research, not philosophy.
“There are thousands of people who are born with the potential or circumstances to be quite smart who do not live up to this possibility, while there are thousands who are born with modest potential, but who maximize this “limitation” well beyond expectations.” Click here for the article
This quote is profound. You and I, whoever we are, have a destiny that is, not only not predetermined, but deeply in our own hands. That our brains, like our muscles, are deeply malleable and need attention…and that’s the key: Our brains need our attention and care, whether through exercise, meditation, or novel and creative endeavors, we need to constantly challenge, rest, and nurture our brains.