TEXAS FAITH: What can Obama and Cruz learn from each other?
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from my answer:
AMY MARTIN, Director Emeritus of Earth Rhythms and Writer/editor Moonlady News Newsletter
The strength of humanity is our brain. Both gentlemen should avail themselves of the full repertoire of cerebral goodness that using the entire brain provides.
Sen. Cruz should come to realize that the prefrontal cortex is his friend. While he rejects that part of the brain where discernment arises, it’s also where the ability to compromise resides. The limbic system of the brain he relies on is mired in polarity: flight or fight, win or lose, live or die, us versus them. That was essential when we were a tribal people. But we are global now.
President Obama should learn to love his limbic system. It is the seat of our deepest emotional reactions. Many people feel more than they think and that’s valid. He should recognize the fears that many in the Republican Party have about a nanny state run amok and government assistance undermining personal responsibility and address them directly, rather than dismissing them.