5 thoughts on “Half-full”

  1. Editor’s note: Spoiler Alert!

    Andrea, perhaps the most popular book of fiction that included lobotomies was “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” Maybe you read it in high school. Kesey wrote it based on his experiences working in a California mental hospital in the late 50s.

    The other most “famous” lobotomy involved John F. Kennedy’s sister, Rose. If I recall correctly, her parents had that surgery done to deal with her mental retardation. She spent her life institutionalized and was seen as an embarrassment and source of shame for the family.


  2. I’d like to think that some daydreams are self actualized. When that happens, I imagine it’s a majestic moment. I’m still waiting to find out and will keep daydreaming until a moment like that occurs for me. Glass half full here, though I do know some of my happy daydreams are prompted due to prior emotional traumas. For me, it’s a way to heal the pain and imagine a positive future.


  3. Glass half full or half empty? I’m just grateful to have a glass to put something in. Perspective makes the difference in happiness. If I’m not happy, it means I need to look at what I’m thinking and change it. Very interesting about lobotomies and daydreams. I don’t know if I daydream much anymore. Maybe the brain gives itself a lobotomy when you get old.;) Great article with loads of information. I’ll check out the book. But I’m pretty much a happy person. Content though never satisfied.


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