For some reason, I always had a negative neuronal connection linked to that expression. And when I heard a person saying it, but referring to a positive event, my mind entered in shock.
My inner logic could not understand that it could be used to describe a positive situation.
I have a dim child memory of people using it constantly to describe tragic events in their life. I cannot remember someone in particular or the situations, but I believe it was then, when I made that neuronal link with a negative connotation.
When I heard those words used in an opposite context, my mind had to rethink the meaning of the phrase and then made an adjustment in my brain to place it in a new “storage position” so I could accept the real meaning. Continue reading →
We always complain about the bad things that happen to us in our everyday life.
Sometimes we feel the worst things take place at the worst moment so our mind begins to orbit around our problems, leaving the rest of our life out of perspective. Then the rest of the world disappears and our attention is focused on those “terrible situations”.
We all have been there and when we finally take a look around us, we finally see there are much bigger problems in the life of others that the ones we are considering as our doom. Continue reading →
I was surprised to see a footprint in a rock we discovered in a wood in the middle of the city. Presumably this footprint is 10,000 years old. Who knows for sure, the amazing thing is, that thanks to that footprint and other marks we found, anthropologist were able to “know” about the last moments of that person since he/she left many marks as evidence of his/her last minutes before the eruption of a volcano.
There were no media, Internet nor social networks but that person left a mark, and that mark allowed us to know more about the way they lived and what happened when the volcano erupted. Continue reading →