TED Conversations

Dejay Davison

This conversation is closed.

We're not using the right side of our brains! (enough)

Before I write anything, I feel it wise to state i'm only 17.
I like to feel as if i'm talking on behalf of my teens, but I don't know for sure..
No, I don't have a piece of paper stating i'm intelligent - I don't even wear shoes.
I'm not a psychologist or a neuroscientist; but I'd rather read, write or run then talk to other humans, being young I don't think I've quiet had the opportunity to 'find my kind' yet.
As I've grown up, I've watched my teenage contemporaries chase desires that some greedy intellectual has created.
I've watched them direct their emotional insecurities into a facaded product of media.
I've watched insidious piles of information and influence uncontrollably seep into their consciousness, deprecating their talents, passions and potential.
I observe.. quietly yet torturously as my fellow teens live; completely oblivious to the world that narrows their perception, and kills their ambition, subtly encourages apathy and evilly feeds off their ignorance.
This 'new world' hasn't been around for long right?
No one has taught us. No one IS teaching us, to be aware, to know of it.
WE NEED TO BE TAUGHT OF IT'S IMPLICATIONS.
We are being drowned in information and starved for knowledge.
What hurts the most, is that it's found upon, and nurtures ego and greed.
I feel as if the months of pain and self education has lead to such a simple conclusion.
We're bought up in a world that predominantly focuses on the development of the left brain right?
I think we need to begin raising awareness to this influence, nurturing a protective psychological construct to barrier this bombardment of 'junk information' subtly yet evidently manipulating our consciousness.
I believe through my own lively experience, and the many books I have read that we need to start nurturing the development of our left and right brains EVENLY.

We need coalescence of reductionism, and holism.
I feel this is the answer.. (r)evolution.

My wee project
https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/542

Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Oct 26 2012: What an honor it is to be a part of your learning. I wish there were more 17 year olds here asking questions.

    I will not bore you with my opinions or beliefs, merely ask that you simply watch this animation. Its brief and to the point and it will I feel provide some insight.

    http://www.thersa.org/events/rsaanimate/animate/rsa-animate-the-divided-brain
    • thumb
      Oct 26 2012: Great link. I'll have to review it a few times before I get all that it offers.
    • thumb
      Oct 26 2012: Yes me too, I've seen a few teens around though!

      That clip is seriously jaw-dropping. That's everything needed to be said, thanks so much for sharing this! Will definitely watch it a few more times to really assimilate it!
      It's strange - the 'geniuses' seem to know of this brain bias, do you believe it will be kept esoteric?
      Or will it be shared - on a relatively big scale?
      P.S i love your about me.
      • thumb
        Oct 26 2012: P.S. You may notice that there are other such animated video. Each is amazing.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.