AMBITION & NEUROSCIENCE
The left hemisphere of the brain
it is for differentiation, for saying, I am, I am, I am.
and oneness, it is the energy that makes a bed
I think this when I think of the time I gave a speech to my students
Although some of that left brain/right brain stuff has been called into question by neurologists, I still find fascinating the idea that half of us is geared towards community and oneness, and the other half is geared toward the individual and the ability to recognize separation, and, in effect, not-oneness. That, plus an instance when a student suggested that I should be doing something more "spectacular" than teaching, which he saw as a pedestrian occupation—he thought I should be saving the world, which was funny because I thought I already was.