A question that popped into my head the other day was, are universities designed to keep the right brain thinkers away?
Don’t get me wrong, there will be right brain thinkers who go to university but they never reach the real high status positions, for to do that you have to jump through a lot of hoops, especially if you want to keep your funding and perceived prestige.
And you don’t want to produce articles and information that goes against the status quo because then you go through the process of being ostracised.
The Ostracising of Dr Phyllis Mullenix
Plus you have to read certain books, go through certain steps, bow and scrape to the those in positions of authorities and there all these ritual aspects to it, it’s a wonder any learning goes on there at all.
So physical universities are very appealing to the left brain thinker, whereas true right brain thinkers can’t be overly bothered with all that, they just want to learn in a no holds barred way, and rather than follow a set protocols, right brain thinkers will just work it out themselves.
You can see it on the internet, the explosion of people putting out information and you can see the real right brain thinkers in action for the stuff they put out is very easy to understand, there’s a story attached to it somewhere, you can see the connections and patterns that they’re working to, and the peer review is others reading and critiquing it as they go.
So the internet in reality is a form of university for the right brain thinkers for they have got access to any information, are not dependent on funding, can ask any question, explore and specialize in any subject they choose and they have a great depth of knowledge.
So in reality we’re all at university, we’re just exploring it in different ways and if you’re hooked up on getting a piece of paper at the end as your reward then by all means go through the slow learning route of the left brain universities, for no one way is better learning than the other, it’s just the perception that makes it so.
The internet is the university of right brain thinkers