One of the biggest childhood motivators. Some never leave childhood. Maybe that is me.
Do you remember someone saying, “I bet you can’t jump that ditch?” You had to try!
You may have even used the same psychology on your child, to motivate them. I think it is a built in human trait. Some lose it early and some never do.
You might have heard the joke that starts: Hold my beer and watch this! Then see some adult make a fool out of themselves.
We are tested by many challenges in life. As a kid tying your shoes, riding a bike, skating even getting a kite up high enough to stay.
Some folk NEVER lose the idea of looking for a challenge. I am not talking about sports, climbing mountains or sky diving. As I type this I think of the ingenuity involved in this computer, keyboard and monitor where I can see a misspelled word, underlined in red and go repair it without correction tape or white-out.
Son Jack and I were talking about these advances today. I mentioned Bill Gates idea of ‘windows’. Completely innovative, never heard of, but he and his partner did it.
Son-Jack was telling me of some ‘new ideas’. Men who are thinking digitally living forever. Where one’s brain and all thought processes can be downloaded and stored. They could be recalled from a thumb drive, to produce a hologram you can converse with long after the physical death.
I am sitting here trying to keep up, I reached in the drawer and took out a thumb drive. “Okay, like this is my dad, I forgot to ask him something. I can plug it in and after a few clicks he is here with me and I ask, “Dad what was the names of your mules, when you were a peanut farmer.”
And he looks at me as teaching a 5year old, “Son those mules were the best. Old Bet and Blue.”
“Thanks Dad, sorry to bother you.”
“No problem son, bring me back anytime, it is refreshing, Oh, by the way, you sure are looking older.Take care of your self, remember my ticker.”
Can it happen? I remember the Eniac**. a time when giant computers could not do what my watch can do.
Give the human a challenge…………. did you hear, They plan a Head transplant in the future.
Never say never.
PS: As smart as humans are, it looks like we could get along with each other, doesn’t it?
**Eniac the first active computer 1940’s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENIAC
1981 That year like all others these were the best in the world. Sadly Detroit has lost the lead by now.