Future Leaders is a national Initiative about leadership and the future of Australia. It seeks to involve, inform and inspire young people.
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“Despite being home to one of the oldest cultures in the world, Australia likes to think of itself as being young …”
“The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. Such is its complexity, that even the number of brain cells (neurons) within it remains in dispute …”
“What is this covering that we call the skin – this amazing envelope that contains some of the most extraordinary mechanisms in the entire body …”
“It is important that we look after ourselves throughout life to live the healthiest life we can. Yet the reality is life demands often mean we cannot prioritise our own health enough …”
“‘Rage against the dying of the light’, so wrote the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, to his dying father in 1951. He is referring to his father’s impending death …”
“The rhythms of life: conversation, the roll of the train, rain on the roof and the pulse of music. For most of us, these are taken for granted …”
“Like any other ‘machine’, the better you care for your heart, the more likely it is going to go on serving you well …”
“Seeing a urologist often involves discussing things that men may have been bothered by for some time, but have managed to ignore …”
“Suppose we could live forever? How would we prioritise our time? Would we retire? In Einstein’s Dreams, Alan Lightman playfully and beautifully describes different theories of time …”
“A few years ago, a survey asked several hundred Americans what they feared more: death, or running out of money during retirement. Three out of five respondents stated the latter …”
“My interest in older people began quite early in my own life for three reasons. The first because my mother became seriously ill in her late fifties and I already had to learn to start to understand the role of being a carer …”
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