While I was reading, Stern brought up an interesting phenomenon that I have heard before. When she was taking classes for becoming an EMT, she stated that her brain is overwhelmed from all the information they covered. She even asked herself if it was possible that she absorbed this much information when she was younger and went to school five times a week. Stern also mentioned that it was different then when she was a child. This made a connection with my life because I remembered my grandma telling me the same exact thing. My grandma has her masters in Armenian literature and writing, and she has taught for a long time. She has always loved to read, but recently she has been complaining that absorbing information from her reading activities are harder. When i spoke to her, she told me to finish all my academic studies at a young age because it becomes harder to absorb and remember an enormous amount of information at an older age. Stern was in her early fifties when she was training for EMT. My grandma is in her early sixties, which makes the connection believable. This not only gave me an epiphany of connection, but also it made me realize that the power of nature is extremely strong no matter what.