Prepared for Frances P. | Delivered July 26, 2019
Expanders for the Reticular Activating System
To identify at least five people who have served as expanders in people's minds for their Reticular Activating System that have shown that once something can be done, others immediately begin doing the same thing for purposes of writing a book.
Preliminary research shows that there is available data on people who have served as expanders by showing people what is possible and breaking barriers. In our early searches, we identified two such people, who are detailed as follows.
Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean without making a stop, which was once
thought to be impossible
Lindbergh's transatlantic flight "made him an international sensation, popularized the
concept of air travel
and showed the world the potential of aviation."
Prior to his flight, he was told that a "solo trip across the Atlantic on a single-engine plane would be hazardous,
if not suicidal
In addition, major airline companies dismissed Lindbergh's flight because there was no possibility of an "unknown airmail pilot from St. Louis achieving what
no one had before.
Following his flight, Americans gained more confidence in airplane travel and "suddenly
everyone wanted to fly.
In addition, aviation stocks soared, which prompted "more and more
" to emerge.
Rhonda Rousey became the
to fight in the "Ultimate Fighting Championship's iconic Octagon."
UFC president Dana White said women would never fight in that arena. He was asked when he would promote his first women's fight, he said, "
Once she broke through, "the best female bantamweights in the world began fighting
under the UFC banner,
thrilling fans around the globe."
Rousey stated, "At one point, it was bad to be female and walk in a gym, and people don’t understand that. But now they’re all looking for the
next female fighter
that’s going to make it."
Now there are
women competing in the UFC.
She also became the first American woman to medal in judo at the Olympics, winning a
bronze in 2008
Other women followed, with American
Kayla Harrison winning gold
in judo in 2012.
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