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Dejay Davison

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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 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


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    Oct 27 2012: Dejay, thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!
    I agree with you about encouraging the development of the right and left brains evenly.
    Many aspects of life, primarily school and jobs require the use of the left brain. I believe we still use our right brain to compensate through hobbies / interests. I am unsure if it results in equal development.
    I do not understand the idea of coalescence of reductionism and holism. I feel reductionism predominates in this world and we need more holism.
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      Oct 30 2012: I think the thing with school is, kids are repetitively encouraged to learn information from the age of 5 whether or not it fits into our passions of talents. If we don't - we are penalized on many different levels. I think this forced left brain development discourages kids off learning, it creates a negative perspective towards new information.
      In turn I believe it could hinder both hemispheres.

      You're right, it does. Maybe we need more holism than reductionism, but the first step is having an even amount. Balance.
      Reductionism - Holism
      Left brain - Right brain!

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