“Black people don’t drink coffee”

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.]

No. Keep calm by not drinking coffee.

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?




Avengers, Anxiety, and Aging

We went to a movie tonight, and I had several panic attacks. Not because the movie stressed me out, but because I feel like I am starting to learn my role in all this, and I’m absolutely terrified. The more I learn and better I see, the clearer all my distractions are.

The trickiest part for me is how to convince anyone that this ridiculous theory is true, and how to get it out to the masses. There have been a bunch of books along these lines, without the same theories. But that essentially said that vision is all in the mind. Those theories didn’t take to mainstream, and there’s no way that these will.

I’m at peace and am easing my anxiety by meditation of sorts. Maybe more of eye exercises. But if the eyes are the keys to the soul, and our eyes are worse than ever, are our souls worse than ever?

The mission to be a better athlete somehow took me to this point. To play better tennis. To run faster. To look better. To age slower. The answer is easy: the mind. The solution is not always as simple. And there’s no possible way that I can promise immediate results, but I know that I can help people.


Some ideas to consider: why are black people better athletes? I always thought that this class of people was bread through slavery to be superior to other races. What if their demographics, diet, and culture are responsible for this? What if we are in fact created equal?

What if the first thing that ages is the mind? Then the body ages. The eyes are the first signs of the brain aging.

Obviously, these are all theories at this point. I was hoping to find some pools of data to pull from and just make some correlations. No luck so far. And I don’t know that I have the time, the energy, or the resources to see this thing through.