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Arun Jose

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Ever struggle with your left brain?

I fear I'm getting very polarized in the way I see things.

A logical/methodological model view of the world tends to win out over its counterpart of discovery and risk taking.

Got any useful information to help me see both sides?

Topics: growing up
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Beside what I learnt here, I think the highlight is the quality of the conversation here.

Everyone who replied on here took some time out to think about a question that meant something to them, looked at it from multiple angles and came up with whatever they thought of it.

Life never really has black and white answers with a million shades of gray. So for me looking at 5 different answers is a lot more invigorating and tells me humans are one hell of a creative bunch.

In other words, your answers to how to live with a left brain, seems to tell me to go on a summer vacation soon:)

Thank you!

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    May 30 2013: This video popped in my head when I read your question. What Adults Can Learn from Kids http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-adults-can-learn-from-kids-adora-svitak
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      May 30 2013: Thanks Della, I watched this video a while ago too. I should tag this video on here! Sort of did lead to the creation of this conversation in the first place.
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      May 30 2013: Hi ZX,
      curious to know more of what you were talking in terms of data.

      Have you done anything in this area before?
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      May 30 2013: Hi LaMar,

      Thanks for your lines. Just to take it one step further, can you give me an example if you have any of how something like this played out in your life.

      My real problem here isn't lack of knowledge or research in the area but simple everyday "stuff" like laundry, cooking, cleaning, reading, working, sleeping, drinking coffee normal every day kind of stuff. How do you manage to keep that at bay?
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    May 29 2013: Are you saying it is hard for you to explore new ideas and experiment without having some guarantee that the investigation will be highly productive?

    Do you see the processes of discovery and experimentation as being inconsistent with logic and method? Doesn't logic have a role in what to try and method have a role in how you try it?
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      May 30 2013: Hi Fritzie,

      I actually didn't have a fixed area in my life which I think it affects. I LOVE experimentation and playing with stuff. My curiosity is always on the lookout for more.

      Just a sense that a struggle is in the background to sustain it as life trudges on.

      You ever face the same?

      P.S: Logic doesn't always actually lead to a better result. Logic has one flaw, it is bounded by the limits of our knowledge. Unless I am aware of a greater reality, my logic will not be able to take me there. This is possible only if we leap out of our current understanding of the world (i.e. logic), both figuratively and realistically.
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        May 30 2013: If you regularly indulge your love of experimentation and playing with stuff- even setting aside time every day or two for it, you will probably soon see it as part of you, along with your left brain tendencies.

        It's not something with which I have struggled.