Gray Matters

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Gray Matters

 

Gray Matters

 

 

 

Gray Matters  Regardless how one spells gray(sometimes called grey)...gray does matter. And it is a subject that extends beyond the popularity of the color or its many variations.

 

When it comes to how the term gray matter is defined by Merriam Webster I found: neural tissue especially of the brain and spinal cord that contains nerve-cell bodies as well as nerve fibers and has a brownish-gray color. I pondered a bit to search to see what quotes I might find to further enlighten, excite and educate me.  And this one showed up:

 

   What you think is an illusion created by your glands, your emotions

and, in the last analysis, by the content of your stomach. 

That gray matter you are so proud of is like a mirror in an amusement park which

transmits to you nothing but distorted signals from reality forever beyond your grasp. 

                                                                                                             Ayn Rand 

 

As my hair turns more gray than any other color I think back - way back - to days of my early youth.   Blond hair turned to light brown and then sun lightened as more time was spent in the Southern California outdoors.  I recall someone asking if I put gray highlights in my hair when I started in real estate to look older. I laughed a bit.  Not quite.  Over time chemicals have touched my hair at a variety of times and for numerous reasons.  Now, gray dominates the hair on my head. 

 

Does it make me more intelligent? Perhaps wiser ?  More astute?  No, it's not the color of hair for me or for anyone else that matters. It's a combination of things obviously different for each of us that gives one some additional credence.  Experience counts for some.  Results matter based on how one has used/spent that time matter obviously too.  Hmm, I guess "time" will tell...

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

 

Gray Matters

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Michael Jacobs
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Brian England  - sometimes people believe certain things they are trying to convince them to be true.  Not you, of course.

Will Hamm - there are methods one can choose to make that gray disappear.

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - some people seem to be wise before any hair changes color and others avoid wisdom regardless.  Luck of the draw?  

 

Jul 21, 2019 09:46 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Nina Hollander - longevity does seem to make surprises-of-all-kinds less news-worthy. 

Carol Williams - Ayn Rand is likely a source for much pondering.

Debe Maxwell, CRS -  so you are quite fortunate as a blonde:  good for you.  I have had a doctor discuss the real gray matter with me and while I attempted to understand what she was saying, I am sure much of it "went over my head".

Jul 21, 2019 09:55 PM #42
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
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Very great insite...I've always been told "just go gray gracefully".  After reading this I think I have even more insight.  Thanks for sharing!

Jul 22, 2019 08:31 AM #43
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Michael Jacobs
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Norma J. Elkins - thank you for your comment/

Jul 22, 2019 08:38 AM #44
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My dad went totally gray very early in life. I've been coloring my gray for longer than I care to think about. At some point I will just let it go...but not ready yet.

Jul 22, 2019 02:35 PM #45
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon - There's no need to share everything(only your hairdresser knows for sure, right?).  Sharon Tara 

Jul 22, 2019 03:08 PM #46
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael I never put chemicals in my hair not even alcohol:)) on the other hand my body my fair share of alcohol... now with that said I noticed  a few years ago when I looked in the mirror an old guy looking back at me... I asked Diane who is that old guy in the mirror.... seriously I stopped in because of Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  post:)Endre

Jul 22, 2019 11:41 PM #47
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Michael Jacobs
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Endre Barath, Jr. - although not the same one, I noticed an "intruder" in my mirror years ago.  Not invited but it's amazing how long "they" can stay around.  

Jul 23, 2019 06:45 AM #48
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Leanne Smith
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Love the Ayn Rand quote. Thanks, Michael, for sharing your thoughts and her quote.

Jul 23, 2019 08:27 AM #49
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Michael Jacobs
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Leanne Smith - I am glad this quote resonated with you.  Thanks for stopping by and the comment.  

Jul 23, 2019 08:30 AM #50
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Of course you could, Michael! Cool is a matter of attitude. "Cool-itude!"!

Jul 23, 2019 04:40 PM #51
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Michael Jacobs
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Gwen Banta - "Cool-itude!" I like it.  Especially when followed by an exclamation point.  

Jul 24, 2019 01:43 PM #52
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, and you look good in that gray also!   My hairdresser says my whole head is now gray, but would not know!  

Jul 24, 2019 05:48 PM #53
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Michael Jacobs
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Joan Cox - that's nice of you to say - I hear camouflage is quite popular right now and can be expressed in many ways.  

Jul 24, 2019 06:02 PM #54
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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I'm full of greys Michael...;)

Jul 26, 2019 01:35 PM #55
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Michael Jacobs
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Ricardo Mello - variety is the spice of life, right?

Jul 26, 2019 01:44 PM #56
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Hercule Poirot is my favorite detective and he celebrates his little grey cells continually

Aug 19, 2019 04:27 AM #57
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Michael Jacobs
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Lise Howe - ahh, your comment has me pondering.  Once again. Foreign Intrigue.  Agatha Christie.  Down The Rabbit Hole.  So Many Places.  

Aug 19, 2019 05:06 AM #58
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Lise Howe
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Michael Jacobs - let me know what you find down the rabbit hole - I was in Istanbul a few years ago and saw the train stations where the Orient Express arrives and departs - very evocative of Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot!  I even named my dog Poirot! 

Aug 19, 2019 05:10 AM #59
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Michael Jacobs
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Lise Howe - I admit to traveling down that rabbit hole on more than one occasion especially as I read your posts with a reference to your canine companion.

Aug 19, 2019 05:30 AM #60
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