Health & Medical Adolescent Health

The Difference Is Books and People!

My Granddaddy once told me that the difference between two people today, and ten years from now would be the books that they have read and the people that they have talked to.
It doesn't matter what their circumstances are, or how similar they are; in ten years from now, believe it or not, there will be some obvious differences between the two of them.
Now, just to make a point on how true this is, let's look at the extreme in similarities with identical twins.
We can all agree that identical twins are very similar, right? Even more so than best friends right? Well, in ten years from now the identical twins may still look pretty much alike on the outside because they are twins, right? However, I guarantee you that they won't be the same exact people on the inside anymore.
Since the genes and the nature part of this equation are the same, then one might think that these identical twins would end up the same.
But, regardless to this apparent logic, these identical twins won't end up the same.
Regardless of them growing up together, the nurture or environment part of this equation will still be slightly different for these identical twins in the things that they are exposed to, such as, books and people.
This slight difference between the two must be a very powerful variable considering how much twins usually do have in common and how much time they usually spend together.
But, in contrast, twins still develop differences in taste, friends, dress, language and even mannerisms as they age.
So here is the million-dollar question: Which person, or which identical twin, will end up as a higher quality and more successful person ten years down the road from today? That's simple.
It'll be the one that read higher quality books, and spoke with higher quality and more successful people.
Now teens and even tweens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us.
Remember, change is inevitable.
And in ten years from now you and your friends, and even the members of your own family will be different.
How so depends on each individual and the books they've read, and the people they have talked to.
Hmm...
Choose your path wisely...
And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do...

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