I think that we can miss our destinies so much easier now than in the past. Why? perhaps because we are losing our ability to concentrate for long periods of time on just one thing, bombarded by Facebook posts loaded with information about everything. Our minds are shooting everywhere 24 hours a day, which is difficult for the brain to handle; so what does our mind do? It takes everything with a grain of salt. We no longer marvel at anything because our brains are saturated with shocking and extreme things constantly. We are becoming a generation of less sensitivity even though there is so much more “awareness.” Those of us who grew up without cell phones, or internet, had time to think in between TV shows, which was the only thing that seemed to stop our brains for a while, mesmerized by the movie or story for a short amount of time, but it was in full course the rest of the day. Today, I had time to think, and I realized my inability to concentrate in what I used to like doing, and no, I am not depressed. I was just simply thinking: what about all the rest of things I can do, wanna do, would miss out if not done? You see, the thing is there is just too much that appeals to all of us out there. Is like an ocean is coming at us, and we want to grab it all! but in doing so, we grab nothing. In Spanish there is a saying that is so true and accurate. My family used to say it often, and I learned life lessons with it: “El que mucho abarca, poco aprieta.” Not a literal translation, but tells us the idea in the saying: “Jack of all trades, master of none.” Today, with our technology habits, social media, and so many apps, concentrating in one thing seems so much harder, but I realize it must be done if we are going to write the best books for the future, if we are going to be the best at anything, we must let go of the rest. In doing so, we will do the best for our future, and not settled with a destiny of mediocrity, and a world without Henry Fords, Albert Einsteins, Alexanders Fleemings, (who discovered penicillin), or Fredericks Grants, who invented insulin. Technology has also made our brains lazy, we hardly want to think about something for too long, we tell ourselves, is time to move to the next thing.