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My disorienta is so bad that people can hardly believe it. As a massage therapist working on parts of the body, I have to remind myself when someone changes the side they are lying on that now "their bad leg is on the other side." When I leave a store I am totally confused about which direction I was walking in. I even get confused about whether street numbers on houses are going up or down. But I have learned over the years that getting lost is just fine. In fact, its how I get to know a city.

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Many thanks for your comment, I am so glad I am not the only person who deals with these dilemmas. I too was a massage therapist for years, my hands made up for me legs and head going the wrong way.

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Oh yes getting lost is a habit of mine too.Google satnav are just no good at all.I prefer to look about me and remember trees signs smells etc.Festivals are a nightmare.I got lost in a nightclub and had to get a bouncer to help me back to where I wanted to go.2 Hours of my wedding reception wasted 😵‍💫Keep up your lovely thoughts xx

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Dysorienta is a grave matter. Thank God for gravity. At least that part of Dysorientais settled. Case in point. We were four youngsters lost in the woods. We kept going around in square circles., until we got to a dried brook. We followed the brook on its downward course and lo and behold we got to a clearing with a house erected on it. When it comes to non gravitational directions I summon a trick that I learned from a science class about the direction of flow of electricity wire etc.. The trick is actually called Fleming's Left-Hand Rule. I still remember clearly how people laughed when a student asked "Yes but how do you know which hand is our left hand." Considering that this was a science class the question could have been taken more seriously. But do not fear it took me twenty years to certify the validity of the question. And I had found my answer to my friend's question. The heart! In 99% of the cases the human heart is located on the left side of the thoracic cage. So if you are among the 99% of the heart statistic then you should be able to use the heart clue. I hope that this approach can be useful.

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Jeanne! This was lovely. Although I am “good with directions” and prefer old school paper maps over google, I often find myself disoriented when out hiking or running a trail. Which has much to do with getting lost in the tremendous beauty of nature and life itself. Maybe not a bad thing.

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