Life & Philosophy

Dr. Gabor Mate on who/what is normal

You’re either left brained or right, reasonable or mental. But what if we’re a continuum of both.

The left and right brain distinction is an artificial division constructed by a society that wants you to conform to a standard type of person and resist the one that you are.

The stigma that goes along with differentness makes you an outsider, yet these ‘weirdos’ are precisely the ones crazy enough to change the world. Said the American mathematician John Nash: “I wouldn’t have had good scientific ideas if I had thought more normally.”

Just imagine if your edginess and flaws were more accepted.

As Physician Dr. Gabor Mate explains in his interview, maybe we should make more space for those that are unique to express themselves rather than making them hide in anguish.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.