R-Directed Thinking

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R-directed Thinking Most of us desire to become a lawyer, an accountant or a computer programmer because they are well paid and decent. But, this thought may be outdated. Daniel Pink in his book ‘ A Whole New Mind’ put forward that the future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. A new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate will substitute for the era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age engendered. In this book, the author first starts to describe how our brains work from a high-level point of view. The human brain is divided into two hemispheres, a left and a right part. The author explains the differences between these two parts of our…show more content…
For each of these senses, the author tries to find real-world examples and stories to prove the values of these aptitudes. Design is all around us, whether it is the way you dress, the color of your room or even the style of your toothbrush. Daily, the choices we make are dependent on their design. Function doesn’t necessarily come into play anymore because the products all function the same. For example, Steve Jobs, he took products that were available and he designed them to be beautiful products as well as functional. When I choose the electronic products, Apple is my first choice not only because of its function, but also because of its design. As Pink says, “Story is just as integral to the human experience as design”. Sharing short stories will help improve students’ public speaking and communication skills. A music, for example, with a story often touch people’s heart. When I think of Daniel Pink's description of Symphony, it takes me to this clip of Disney and Pixar's Ratatouile. In the clip a Rat, Remmy, loves how the flavors of food are delicious individually, but together, they create a symphony of flavor. In order to expand right brain thinking, we need to focus on both separate parts, but we also must identify the whole picture and how all those separate parts relate. Empathy, as defined by Pink, is many things. Generally, empathy is the
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