There’s even a conference dedicated to failure. As noted on its website, “FailCon is a one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and designers to study their own and others’ failures and prepare for success.” Their speakers, from Vinod Khosla to David Pogue, aren’t typically people you’d associate with the word “failure.”
This new field of study is called cultural neuroscience and is dedicated to exploring the differences between Eastern and Western brains. I, personally, have always been more about mixing and matching.
So if you’re wired a certain way, how do you create a balanced view of the world and learn to see things from an opposite perspective? Here are a few ways.
In art theory, we learned that different colors evoke different human emotions. Nowhere is this truer than in India. White skin is prized, a premium, something to aspire to. White means you’re rich, educated, someone who matters. Dark skin, on the other hand, is a sign of poverty, of hard manual work. Dark skin means you’re not as important.