Monday, September 4, 2017

The Tale of Two Brains




By now, you probably have seen this video. It is all over the internet. Every time I watch the video, I laugh just as I did the first time. Watch the video and then please continue reading the rest of the post. This video is so accurate. Do you agree? 

Case in point, we have a very private garden patio.......... two big sun umbrellas for shade, a table and set of chairs at one end of the garden patio and two matching chaises on the other end of the patio. Lush greenery and a flower garden surround us. On the side of the house is our veggie garden of just cultivated pots of cherry tomatoes, and such. By two in the afternoon, it is heaven. Shade and cooling breezes keep us happy. Our music can be heard or the silence can be enjoyed. Birds are everywhere. When I go out to enjoy the garden, I bring a basket full of things to do: journal, ipad, sketch pad, pencil pouch,  phone, current magazines, a few candies, my reading cheater glasses, some sun block and some lip gloss and the rest of essentials. Jack brings absolutely nothing to his chaise. I am busy using all of those things and he is staring off into the blue sky, and watching the quaking aspen trees fluttering in the breeze. He is doing nothing at all. He is using his "nothing box".

So according to the video, a man has a "nothing box". A man uses this box a lot. Does your man have a "nothing box"? Do you agree with the video that men and women have very different brains and use them in very different ways? 







Meredith

21 comments:

  1. OMG! Your timing could not have been any better on this. I was on the phone with Eric tonight, on his drive back to the hotel after a 37 hour day. Right? 37 hours since he has slept. The man is exhausted. He told me all about the last two days and then asked how I was doing. I said, "It's been so long since we had any real time together, I've been wondering if you are trying to tell me you don't want us anymore." His answer was, "I haven't slept in days. Is this really the time for a serious conversation? I just wanted a light answer to how your weekend was." I was crushed. All I needed to hear was, "Of course I still love you, silly girl." but instead I was left wondering if he really has been trying to put distance between us. Now, I think I was just in the wrong box when I asked that question. Wow. Thanks. :) Amy

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    1. Hey Amy...Eric was probably just fighting to stay awake and alert so he could get back to the hotel safely so yes, he was using his 'safety' box. I'm sure he still loves you very much...who did he call when he was exhausted and fighting to get to back safely? That's right...his love...his Amy.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  2. I have seen and shared that video...laugh every single time I watch it...it is sooooo true! LOL

    Thanks for the giggles.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  3. Hi Meredith, men and women so think differently, and I would definitely love to have a nothing box lol.

    Loved your description of the patio and how you and Jack spend an afternoon enjoying it :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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  4. I can't even imagine a 'nothing box'. Nick has become great at listening (he may be in his nothing box at the time) and nodding and being shocked or sympathetic at the right points - but not giving advice. He's learning!

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  5. Goodness yes. This is us. It makes him crazy because my biggest box is my Worry Box. I can worry about things that haven't even happened yet! His Nothing Box allows him to sit and watch golf. And soccer. And Women's Rugby. I don't complain though, because he tends to be quite active and goes to his Nothing Box to relax. He just doesn't get my huge Worry Box ;)

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  6. Hmmm...interesting concepts. Hoss has a nothing box and he is a fixer. If I mention something is wrong he immediately wants to jump in and fix it for me, when most times I'm simply venting my frustrations. So I agree, men and women definitely have different brains/ways of processing stress. Only way to shut mine off is sleep, and even then, things tend to find their way into my dreams.
    --Baker

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  7. Oh, I so agree also....hugs abby

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  8. I do. Ray can sit outside for hours with nothing, me I'm like you with things to keep me busy. Do we feel like we're wasting time if we don't read, write or do something instead of just sitting and relaxing. If I sit too long with nothing to keep my mind occupied, I ususally catch 40 winks.

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    1. SG,
      That is exactly what I do when I have nothing to do......... nap.
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  9. Oh Meredith! I laughed so hard, because the man refers to this video all the time! As in, get out of my box, why are you invading the box, and so on. He has even held his hands over his head and made the buzzing sound.
    Mignonn

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  10. I completely agree with this, our thought processes are so different. The nothing box exists here for my guy and it always amazes me how easily he can access it at any given time. For me it's a totally foreign concept that just boggles my mind.

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    1. Laurel,
      Our men both have nothing boxes. Access is any time, any where, any place. Right?
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