Trixie – Changes
My friend’s son – a baseball player – broke
his left arm. He’s a lefty; it’s his pitching,
batting, throwing arm. It was immobilized for surgery,
but he still went out to the driveway to teach himself
to shoot baskets 'righty,' even before his fracture had
healed. He is fifteen years old.Changing from a left-handed to a right-handed way of life
is a such a huge shift in thinking that it alters brain
circuits – it makes the brain redesign itself to
accommodate a new way of life, a new skill set, a different
spatial approach to the world. My friend's son did this
in less time than it takes to read the Sunday paper.
That made me think about the culture of change.
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