Sunday, January 23, 2011
I am an "R-directed" thinker and until reading this book had felt a bit inferior to those more logical, sequential and (I always assumed) more intelligent "L-directed" thinker. How was my playfulness, empathy and spirituality ever going to compete with mathematicians and scientists? And how could anything I do or think be relevant? This book gave great clarity to the importance of being able to see the big picture or the art of reading another persons facial expressions or simply enjoying a good joke. Not that any of these things now make a "right-brainer" superior, but having read "A Whole New Mind" has given me a whole new perspective on the value of each type of thinker. That, perhaps, there is a way humans can win the battle being forged between man and machine - by accepting and enjoying our humanness - and letting the machines do the grunt work while we enjoy deeper and more rewarding relationships.