The right-brain utility is in integrating millions of facts (more than the left brain can logically combine) and producing a unified output. However, that output is in the form of an intuition, “gut feeling”, or just plain excitement, which can sometimes be difficult to communicate or justify (“it seems like a good idea” isn’t always convincing). Nevertheless, these intuitions are crucial for making big conceptual leaps, and ultimately providing direction and meaning in our lives.
So to reformulate yesterday’s advice, I think we do best when using our right-brain skills to discover opportunity and excitement, while also engaging our left-brain abilities to avoid disasters, find tactical advantages, and rationalize our actions to the world. Left and Right are both stuck in the same skull, but not by accident — they actually need each other. (the same could probably be said for politics, but that would be another post)