Un­tapped Po­ten­tial

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Editor’s Note - LOUISE WATER­SON Group Editor

WHO HASN’T WO­KEN UP IN THE MORN­ING of an im­por­tant ex­am­i­na­tion, per­for­mance or pre­sen­ta­tion and wished some­thing dra­matic had taken place overnight – that you’d be­come smarter than you were when you went to sleep? I cer­tainly have. ‘The Amaz­ing Science of In­stant Sa­vants’ (page 24) looks at the mys­tery of the sud­den turn­around of the lives of four peo­ple with as­ton­ish­ing abil­i­ties, each one born with an av­er­age level of in­tel­li­gence.

Co­in­ci­dence plays an im­por­tant role in so many res­cues, but the un­ex­pected yet un­break­able com­mon thread that ran through the events of this month’s Drama In Real Life, ‘Find My Son’ (page 42) is what makes this a par­tic­u­larly com­pelling res­cue. With the clock tick­ing, three dads set out to search for a young driver feared lost in the Aus­tralian bush.

This month also marks a gi­ant mile­stone for a com­pany known to us all – Pi­lot Pen. Back in Oc­to­ber 1918, the com­pany launched its first per­sonal pen. This month, it cel­e­brates its 100th an­niver­sary and speak­ing as a fer­vent jour­nal writer since the age of eight, where would we be with­out our pen?

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