Ever had a nemesis? Normally, it’s a person who gives you a hard time for being different. They tease or shove you about just for being nerdish. Sadly, it can be a fellow nerd who has have forgotten that brainiacs help each other out, not cut each other down, to make themselves look smarter.
However, have you ever thought of a nemesis being the thoughts and emotions battling inside your own head? Join the club
They call me Levy the Brainiac. It’s because in my head there are always ideas brewing and wheels turning. He holds his head with his hands. Even now when everything is quiet in the school Science lab, those voices have a fact, opinion, or concern that have to be aired.
You’re almost done. No one is here to bug you. So stay focused.
There goes my logical side.
Don’t burn yourself out. You need to eat something and take a break sometime. You’ve been at this for days.
And my emotions always have to jump in. He sighs. There are times I wish I was a computer or a robot, no an android. That way I wouldn’t have emotions getting in the way.
In the story, Chronolocity, Levy struggles with his thought life. What I mean is he often has detailed discussions, dialogs, debates, and decisions with the two halves of his brain. Have you ever had discussions like that? You have to weigh and decide sometimes between your logic and emotions when tough decisions have to be made?
Levy’s logical left side he nicknames Brainiac. He tends to favor and lean more heavily on his analytical self. On the other side he has Arby, which is named for his emotional right brain. In many ways he is like the referee or judge between the two.
Sometimes I feel like a referee or some sort of moderator inside my own head. Levy rubs his temples in slow circles. He breathes slowly through his nose. That’s the part that worries me having a brain like mine. I wonder if I’m the only one who has this problem?
As an after thought, the best way to describe this relationship comes from the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You remember the relationship that Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy had? While Spock was the voice of logic and reason, Dr. McCoy was passion and emotion. Captain Kirk was the one stuck in the middle trying to unify them together as a family. I guess he was like the spirit of unity trying to keep his crew together.
Do other people have these kinds of debates in their heads or is just me becoming a mad scientist, after all?
You don’t have the time for silly things like love.
Well, I can still admire her from afar.
Love is a magical thing, Levy. It changes people.
I am not in love. Levy’s heart did a summersault.
Okay, how about seriously like her.
Levy tries the best he can to live with these opposing forces. If the truth be told he tends to downplay Arby and favor Brainiac. So much so that other people have given him that nickname. Being able to see his two halves work together and not against each other is his real struggle. I guess you could say that self vs. self can be on the toughest challenges we face within ourselves.
Any thoughts on this topic?
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