This is going to sound farfetched, so bear with me. I want to look at African Americans, a class of people that we consider “genetically superior” to other races. Here’s why:
Black people have better vision. According to this census data, white people are almost twice as likely as black people to have visual impairment. That’s significant. And now we know that it’s not genetic. What is it?
Black people age better. “Black don’t crack.” You know this.
Black people are better athletes. You can find hundreds of articles and books to support this. The question is why?
Ok. You agree with all of those. You know by now that I don’t completely buy in to the fact that our genetic code determines everything about our lives. So is there some part of black culture or tendencies that could be helping them in all of these categories, categories where we all want to improve?
We know that vision is of utmost importance in athletics, so for now, let’s assume that vision and athletics are the same. Good vision is also indicative of a lowered ground state, which is where the body sees and performs the best.
“Black people just don’t drink coffee” -Shaq said it. Here’s why it matters:
Caffeine affects your refraction. Why? My theory would be that it alters your base mental state. Regardless, it effects it on a day-to-day basis. The mind sees best when it is at it’s ground state, and this alters that. Caffeine stresses the mind and the body and dilates our perception of time. Think about all the baristas that wear glasses. That is not a coincidence. [Side note: caffeine is not the only external factor that effects refraction. We’ll get into others later.]
Refraction effects how you age. Obviously, the article is more the other way around. How aging effects your vision, or something like that. My theory though, is that we have causation in the wrong place. Our minds control it all. As we lose our minds, we lose our bodies.
Conclusion: We control our refraction, so we control our athleticism as well as how we age. Naturally seeing better is a symptom of a lowered ground state, and the closer we are to that the happier we are, the more athletic we are, the better we perform, the slower we age. Think about your hayday in high school or college. What if I were to tell you the only difference between you then and you now was your mind?