The brain vs the body

A great writer is likely better at 50 than at 25. The opposite is likely true for a professional athlete.

The brain, if properly taken care of and exercised can exceed the longevity of the body.

This is true for a couple reasons:

  1. The body is subject to mechanical wear. Pushing it hard, damages it.
  2. The brain forms new connections and changes in response to its usage. This is called neuroplasticity. The body isn’t as adaptable.

If you’re worried you missed your shot when you were young, that was just the opportunities represented by your body (athlete, dancer, etc), there are still plenty of opportunities presented by your brain left waiting to be explored.