Young at Heart

Listed on April 12, 2013 in Blogs!

I’m a great fan of Dr. John Briffa. His website is a mine of sensible information and insight and his blog often points you in interesting directions concerning the latest research on matters concerning health and well-being. Dr Briffa takes a sometimes combative stance against orthodox opinion and he often finds himself challenging the evidence which he maintains is often slanted in the interests of the big pharmaceutical companies and other vested interests. He’s not a crackpot at all but, I think, a wise and wily medical practitioner. Anyway, this week he has blogged about a possible causal link between mental attitudes to life and a sense of well-being.
In the blog he says that there may be something in our ability to think ourselves young. Of courses there are many stigmas associated with being old and I think it is not uncommon for many people to think we live in a youth culture (maybe it was ever thus) but Dr Briffa cites the example of his driving instructor who was quite a bit older than was apparent. His secret was to avoid the company of older people who had acquired old mind-sets. In other words, the trick was to maintain an open mind, to be enthusiastic and have loads of passions. Now the reason I’m writing about this is because I think adult education is the perfect conduit to having an open mind, to becoming enthusiastic and passionate too! Have a look at Dr Briffa’s website yourself and you can find out more.