I recently heard a story about a woman who got the childhood disease Chicken Pox as an adult for the second time. They said the chances of that happening were one in 1,000,000. That is one million! The lady ended up having to get a lobotomy, the removal of half of her brain and her parents were told that she would not live. Not only did she live, she paints now and can talk and communicate fully. Not at her full potential but having a different potential. This is something I've always wanted to do, take a painting class. So many of us who are analytical have had experiences that have made major changes in the brain and the right side of the brain begins to take over and many more creative ideas are developed as a result.
The lobotomy was one of a series of radical and invasive physical therapies developed in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. These psychiatric innovations signaled a break with a culture relegating psychiatric patients to asylums, which had prevailed because most serious forms of mental illness were treated only unsatisfactorily by extreme measure, or as unamenable to treatment.
I'm thankful for this procedure not being so common particularly in the case of having chicken pox for a second time. When I was a Public Relations Intern at the headquarters of Hammermill Paper Company (since bought by International Paper Company) I had to go into the public schools and talk to social studies classes and talk to students about an approved subject of my choice. I decided to give speeches to the students ages ranging from 12-19 about self-confidence and the skills needed to make a good impression at a first interview. It was very successful.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland