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Can Smart Pills Make You Smarter?
“If you eat one of those, it will make you smarter!” my dad said, pointing to dried goat pellets on the barn floor.
“Daaaaad,” I moaned. “I’m not two. I know better than to eat goat poop!”
“You’re right,” he said. “But I had to learn the hard way!”
“What happened?” I asked as I scooted the milking stool in place and leaned against the nanny’s warm flank and started to milk. The hollow ping of milk hitting the buckets filled the quiet air as Dad started milking another goat.
“When I was a little girl,” he started.
“Daaaad! You were never a little girl. You were a boy.”
“If you say so,” he said, “but this is my story. When I was a little girl, I looked up to my older cousin. One day, we went out to the barn at his house and he picked up some little round pellets. ‘If you eat one of these,’ he said, ‘it will make you smarter!'”
“Yucky!” I said with a shudder. “What did you do?”
“I ate it.”
“That. Is. Disgusting!”
“You’re right! I spit it right out and yelled, ‘Why did you tell me to eat that? It tastes like goat poop!'”
“What did your cousin say?”
“He told me, ‘You’re right. It IS goat poop! See, you’re smarter already!”
Ever since then, I’ve had a healthy distrust of things people promise will make you smarter. Imagine my surprise when I discovered we all have a free resource that scientists have proven will actually make us smarter. No, it’s not small, round, and brown. Listen in to today’s podcast and discover what will make you smarter, when to utilize it, and just how smart it will make you.
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Loved the childhood story Anita! Lol!
And I agree quality sleep & exercise are so important for maintaining a healthy balance in our intellectual banks. Especially in the prevention of Dementia!
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I’ll let you know if I get smarter after all the physical activity I have planned this week.
Oh that goat poop story is hilarious! It DID make him smarter though! Hahaha. And yes, sleep and exercise are essential for our smarts! I remember when I was studying for the bar exam, each night before bed I was convinced that I learned nothing that day during my 16 hours of studying. But once I moved my body a bit and then slept, in the morning I was always surprised by how much information I actually did retain. Sleep and exercise really are like magic for our bodies, souls, and minds. Except it’s not magic and it’s right there for us to use all the time!
Such a great story! We all want to be smarter. May we start with what we already know – get a good night’s sleep and exercise!
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That’s a great story!
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Your dad sounds like a corker!
These types of posts are interesting to me since Alzheimer’s runds in part of my family. I’m all about keeping my brain agile!
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I love all of your posts on the importance of sleep. Exercise is a part of my daily life, however, getting quality sleep continues to be a challenge because of a noisy inconsiderate neighbor above me. Great story!
Love this! I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and often tell my students benefits they may not realize.
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What a great story! We’ve worked with a fitness trainer for 6 months at 5:30 a.m. – and it did make a difference getting up and moving so early in the morning. Even a quick walk makes a difference in how I feel!
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A humorous way to make a great point! Thanks for enlightening us.
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Oh, my goodness, I’m laughing so hard over this story, ““He told me, ‘You’re right. It IS goat poop! See, you’re smarter already!’ Ever since then, I’ve had a healthy distrust of things people promise will make you smarter.” Your dad sounds like a hoot!
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Ha! goat poop smart pills 🙂 love it!
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