We attended a TEDx event this month. It attracted interested, interesting people, intelligent people, young people, old people, lots of people. It sold out at first blush to entice and eventually almost fill an overflow space. Students of life and sippers at the trough of learning came to enjoy the day.
The theme of the talks was The Brain. Without the brain, people could not study or attend a talk on The Brain. That people spend hours, days, and entire lifetimes trying to know what we know -- and understand and share it to the benefit of science, medicine, the arts, and indeed, life-- is humbling and inspiring.
As a writer, I can only be grateful for people who are making life better, one synapse at a time. Awesome.