1. A remarkable human being…
I had heard about this guy years ago, but came across his story again this week. His name is Steven Wiltshire, he is autistic, and he has an incredible ability to draw city landscapes and skylines. What makes it so amazing? He does it from memory, after just a 30-45 minute helicopter ride over the city. What’s more astonishing… it is drawn perfectly to scale, all streets and buildings are included, and he is somehow able to draw each building with the exact number and configuration of windows. I’ve attached a video below that sums up his story nicely, and it’s super short. You might want to check out other YouTube videos about Steven… the one about his Rome drawing is almost unbelievable.
2. Word you NEED to know…
Our healthcare system is crumbling. Most of you have noticed how hard it is to get into medical doctors, the diminishing quality of care, and the escalating costs. There’s a word you need to know… iatrogenic… which is defined as “relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment.” This means you have a condition that is the result of your doctor. You MUST know that the 3rd leading cause of death in the country is medical errors!!! And roughly 55% of medical errors go unreported. The truth… medical errors actually most likely were responsible for more deaths last year than COVID, heart disease, and cancer COMBINED! Yikes! (Thank you, Jason H. for bringing the 55% unreported errors to my attention.)
3. Quote I love (and one hit me pretty hard… and that I have read numerous times this week)…
“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
– William Martin from The Parent’s Tao Te Ching