Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Are You a DaVinci?

Are You a DaVinci?

An inspiring movie, on a site promoting a book called The DaVinci Method. I've already bought the e-book version and read it - it has been quite an eye-opener for me. I'll probably have more to say about the book in a later post, but for right now, I just wanted to point you folks to the movie, and encourage you to share the link with other people. This is something that could make quite a bit of difference in the lives of people who've been labelled as ADD/ADHD or "learning disabled", and also to the people who've gone through life suppressing their voice (like my wife) or their sense of adventure (like me). Reading the book has given me a kind of "permission" to be who I actually am, instead of the restricted version of me. Yeah, that's right. The me that you know from my blog to date is definitely the "low-bandwidth version". That's going to change pretty soon. :)

I don't think the book delivers 100% on the promises they made in selling it, because it waffles a bit between saying that there's actually a method to being a DaVinci type, and saying, Matrix-like, that there is no method, and then offering parts and pieces of a method. However, the vision it's given me of the things I lost or repressed, the things I fear, and the capacity I could be actually expressing, was by itself well worth the price of the book, and it almost certainly will be for anyone else who fits the DaVinci profile.