I am excited because I was recommended a new book that I want to share with all who are creative, innovative, and imaginative.
The book is called “A Whole New Mind” ..Why Right-Brainers will rule the future.. by Daniel H. Pink. (I was thrilled to find the author on twitter – @danielpink- and equally thrilled when he responded to my tweet!)
I’m almost finished reading his book, but I couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about it!
As I read “A Whole New Mind” I’m finding myself nodding my head, smiling, and feeling a warm sensation of worldly belonging, and a deep understanding. I enjoy this new feeling of significance.
As a creative type, a theatre performer, a sometimes writer, a sometimes poet, a dabbler in painting, an emotional being (maybe a little more than some), a teacher, a director and someone who was told I was overly sensitive and easily amused (I just have a great sense of humour), and I am finding solace in this book. I feel I am finally being accepted, and even revered for my skills, and talents as a right brained person.
Daniel H. Pink is speaking my language. And, I think he is bang on with his theories. He puts it in a way that I haven’t quite before read. Maybe I’m being naive, but if I am, so be it. Me voila! (Daniel H. Pink parle le francais aussi!)
This book is giving me hope for my future and also a confirmation of my thus far journey. It helps to make sense of my creativity, and my desire to move it into the left brained world. I’m strangely drawn to explore that world, and open it up to a richer state. Does that sound over zealous? But, I do.
Shouldn’t we all be allowed to play? In play we discover what computers can’t. Computers are taking a lot of our left brained work away so what is left? What is left is space for our right brains to kick in and get to work in a much more inspired way.
I won’t go on.
Daniel H. Pink’s book will describe this hopeful movement to you. I think all governments, and schools should read his book. Maybe, then, they will realize that cutting the arts is like cutting off part of one’s brain. Our people don’t deserve that.
Thank you to Simon Howse who we met on a plane to Singapore almost a year ago and who, just last week, recommended this book to me.
Thank you to Daniel H. Pink for writing “”
Update: friend, artist, & creative business person, Rebecca Coleman introduces “A Whole New Mind” on her blog. Have a read!
3 thoughts on ““A Whole New Mind”…there IS a future for the right brain!”
I am getting this book…since I first did teacher training I have written and researched the importance of play, of questioning, of re-framing content to build connections between art and science…I look forward to this reading. Thanks, Trilby!
If I am not mistaking, the right brain also commands the left part of the body, and vice-versa, right? Anyway, when my right brain started to clap to the good news, my left hand was moving frantically in the air, obviously not getting the opposition required for a “clap” from the right one… Indeed, my left brain does not think there’s any reason to rejoice here!
I’m currently working on some sort of reconciliation – will keep you posted on the future developments…
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