Every morning, as I wake up, I witness the wonder of existence. And each day, I ponder the fact that we carry within us the weight of a genetic heritage that comes from past generations. Despite the challenges, surpassing those initial seven days post-conception where we face the risk of mosaicism (a topic I delve into in other videos), and the hurdles embryonic development entails, here we are.
Upon birth, we're hardly the picture of perfection. Yet, for our mother, that first glance is everything. She assesses us, counts our fingers, embraces us with immense love, and sees in us the most beautiful being in the world. While it's true that our initial appearance might not be the most photogenic, the emotion of the moment is unparalleled.
With our birth, an entire journey begins. The initial doctor visits assess our primitive reflexes, those which will eventually fade as we mature. The first months and years of life are crucial, as we're observed while learning to grasp objects, hold up our head, sit, walk, and more. It's ironic to think that at first, everyone eagerly awaits our first steps and words, but later on, they ask us to remain still and to stay silent.
As we grow, we realize how fortunate we are compared to other species. A newborn animal, for instance, must swiftly learn vital skills to survive. Yet, in our case, we have the luxury of caregivers, individuals who devote their lives to ensuring our wellbeing. It is these 'caregivers' who, paradoxically, by dedicating themselves to others, often lead longer, fuller lives.
But, as we mature, we sometimes face the dilemma of existence. Some, despite being healthy and capable, seek strong emotions, constantly challenging life, while others are born destined to face rare diseases that bind them to hospitals and treatments. Why, then, do some take life for granted?
Therefore, each morning, I sit down to write and organize my thoughts. And when someone takes a moment to read and share their perception, it becomes a source of motivation for me. Because, ultimately, my goal is to inspire others to value and appreciate life, not just for how it started, but for how it can be enriched in the present and the future.
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