“Sometimes, it is how you shine in the darkness during other people’s misery that is remembered more than anything you could have said or done when you have suffered as much”
– Shannon L. Alder
In our world, there are two categories of people: the pessimist who sees and anticipates negative thoughts in every situation; and the optimist, the ones who see and anticipate the positive, they are the ones we call the beautiful minds. They are people who, for every single challenge in our world, believe not only that nothing is impossible but also find means to solve these challenges thereby improving the welfare of humanity. The beautiful minds are everywhere across the world with their impact speaking loudly.
Here’s our good news review encouraging us to never let the toxic or negative thoughts of others infect our beautiful minds.
Improving the lives of others through skills acquired from academic education is 22-year-old Rhea Gupta, a graduate from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bengaluru, who invented a way of recycling plastic bags cement came in to a comfortable carry along bedding. Rhea who specialized in Industrial Design refused to take up a high paying corporate job as she believes she has a calling for the economically challenged individuals. She, being inspired by her late paternal grandfather’s holdall mattress, was not only struck by the environmental hazards of these plastic bags but also the plight of the migrant labourers working at the construction sites. She did her research, hence, she invented her own unique piece of furniture ‘Upcycle Cement Holdall’. Now, these migrant labourers can make use of this beautiful invention and afterwards roll it up and carry it along.
Discovering and proffering a solution to the challenge of tonnes of clothing being thrown away by UK households is Ryan Mario Yasin, a graduate of Royal College of Art who redesigned children’s garments with his expandable, wind proof and waterproof clothes. The invention, which allows for continuous use while children grow into it and has the capacity to fit children aged six months to 36 months, came first out of over 2000 entries. This invention earned Ryan the first prize of €2,000 of the UK James Dyson Award and he is set to compete at the international round with a winning sum of €30,000.
Finally, another beautiful mind achieving things she once thought were impossible is Penzance inspirational athlete, 13-year-old Abigail Birch, a pupil of Mounts Bay Academy, who competed at the 2017 World Dwarf Games held every four years in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and has many medals for her achievements. Competing for the Dwarf Team GB, she brought home several medals from competing in race, shotput, discus and javelin despite being her first international competition. She also competed in hockey, basketball and volleyball team events.
The mind is a powerful salient force in humanity, it controls everything we see. It is everything we think we can become and it has a large capacity for growth and development with learning it is never exhausted.
Image from The Red Fairy Project.