Jake Steiner used
to have severe myopia (shortsightedness) and wore glasses with a
very extreme refractive power. However, he has overcome his myopia
on his own, and he now teaches others how to do so as well. In this
episode, he talks about how lenses can actually worsen myopia over
time, and how to restore your eyes’ functionality by changing
habits and lifestyle choices.
Top three takeaways:
The eye will adjust its axial length based on what it sees in
the environment. Placing a lens in front of the eye will cause the
eye to adjust and change its axial length, which will alter its
focal length. In this sense, minus lenses can potentially induce
myopia by causing the eye to elongate more and more.
Myopia is not a medical condition, but a refractive state. The
eyeball elongates because there is a lens in front of it. People
who have myopia have healthy eyes whose axial length has the
ability to shorten back to its normal length.
The word shortsighted is used both literally and
metaphorically, and when used metaphorically, it can refer to the
things that can make us literally shortsighted. Due to the culture
of instant gratification and quick fixes, it is easier to go out
and buy a corrective lens than it is to reduce screen time and
change bad habits that strain your eyes.
Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Could it also provide some benefit and learning experiences later in life? I have always thought this and this is why I have relentlessly travelled the world and now have been to over 80 countries. I have always thought that I was planting the seeds of wisdom while in faraway lands. Through experiences with foreign people, cultures, concepts, and ways of doing things I learned much more than anything I could've done while at home. I interview amazing guests, bestselling authors, scientists, successful business people, dating experts, travel junkies, polyglots (people who speak more than 3 languages), and anybody who I think is interesting for the growth of our listeners and I as people. I think by doing this we can plant the seeds of wisdom which will ultimately lead to our success in career, business, money, relationships, self-worth, and generally being a more well-rounded person. But it requires you to be active making this happen. What do you think?