People in their sixties have been employed for more than forty years. They have developed into a body of knowledge and a lone association in their area of specialization at that period.
It is stated that mastering something takes 10,000 hours of practice. Skills become automatic after a certain amount of time and are fine-tuned by experience for great performance.
Sadly, and much too frequently, when these highly educated people retire, their immense wealth of information and skill disappears from public view.
They might, at most, publish a book. And that is not a problem. However, a book with such a narrow market tends to only appeal to a small group of readers and is not typically marketed to have a wide appeal.
Or they might blog.
Such a tale
We enjoyed spending time with Dr. Sorrel Standish-White just after the new year. Sorrel and I were both born in Zimbabwe, and we currently share the shared experience of spending almost 30 years in Australia. Doctor and pathologist Sorrel is. She also serves as the curator of the University of Tasmania’s R.A. Rodda Museum of Pathology.
She speaks highly of the museum’s potential to educate both students and the general public while speaking with reverence about it as the last resting place of people’s sick body parts.
She shared with us a tale about a class of elementary school pupils who had visited the facility as she described the museum and its function in education. We were curious to see how young kids would respond to something that many people would find horrifying.
Eat your cruciferous veggies, you must.
Our gut immune system is like an army, she informed them. We only eat a few times a day, so keeping it on high alert all the time would be a waste of energy. However, cruciferous vegetables including brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale sound the alarm when consumed. When notified, our immune army promptly mobilizes.
She depicted these brave tiny cell warriors as amusing yet evocative, pursuing and eliminating unwanted and invasive germs while also mending the fragile, single cell lining of our intestines.
Both of us and the kids were paying attention. She asked them whether they thought the actual tumor from a colon cancer patient resembled a cauliflower as she displayed a specimen. They nodded in acknowledgment and concurred. You see, she explained, if you don’t consume your cauliflower, your body will produce one for you—and it won’t be the one you want.
Education is the foundation of good health, and the earlier the better.
Why certain stories endure
Since I heard that, I’ve been eating broccoli more frequently. I adore the thought of putting my courageous tiny army on guard to scout out infections and fix any gut lining damage. It’s one thing to be informed that particular foods are healthy for you; it’s quite another to have the benefit ingrained in your memory as a result of a compelling tale.
I’ve now given you the entire tale. As a result, you could start eating more cruciferous veggies and advising your kids and grandkids to do the same, along with the benefits.
These are narratives that need to be shared. I advised Sorrel to blog. Such a post would be successful if it was accompanied by a strong online presence. Long after Sorrel closes the door on her pathology museum, the body will be discovered not just the next year but also in 20 years. And instead of accumulating dust on a shelf in a university library, individuals will spread the word to others.
the need for blogging
Sorrel’s blog has the power to save lives. You must blog for this reason. Please don’t take your skills, understanding, and experience with you to your grave if they can save lives. Blog. You may begin right away, and if you need assistance, get in touch with me here.
PS: Check out these Wellness Warrior’s suggestions for green smoothies. They are excellent and based on kale, another cruciferous vegetable.