Einstein taught at Oxford University in the UK during the early '40s. One day the great man set a physics exam for his students. Albert's colleague said to him afterwards, "Dr. Einstein, this exam you just set for the senior class of physics students, isn't that exactly the same exam you set to the same class this time last year?"
I recall being fortunate, or unfortunate, enough to attend my college reunion last Christmas. This occasion was a real eye opener to me. I was definitely out of my comfort zone. I got to meet people I hadn't even thought about for the last three decades.
A lot of debate has ensued surrounding whether or not is was worth it financially and otherwise to spend the fortunes used to put men on the Moon. The seminal Apollo Program that saw man landing on the Moon on 20th July 1969 produced the following 12 items that we regularly employ on a daily basis. Judge for yourself if it was worth it:-
According to UCLA professor Dr. Alison Moore, 10-15% of people don't start to drink heavily until they are older. Because of this, about three-quarters of a million emergency room discharges among the elderly were reported in 2012. Also, 50% of seniors living inside nursing homes have alcohol-related problems.
On July 20, 2019 we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the seminal, epic event of the first human beings to set foot on the surface of the moon - NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission of 1969. A space race that was finally won by America at the expense of their Russian adversaries. The 1969 moon landing was indeed a frenetic race between the two super-powers to see who would eventually dominate.
Unfortunately there’s no way of avoiding the ageing process. We all need to inevitably follow the path of slowly coming to terms with our mortality. This is a natural phenomenon that starts to change us in many ways as we begin to slowly age. As we get older, we not only tend to lose our youthful glow, we can see a lowering of our self-esteem as well.