Fiction involves visualization. An image accompanies a fictional mind. The moment we hear or read a story, our mind visualizes the scene and the characters. The process continues even after the story ends. Although we can freely roam in the visual world, this world is limited. Our imagination has a limit to vision. Our neuralContinue reading “FICTIONAL WORLD TOO HAS LOGIC”
Does retirement mean waste of intellectual capital? This questions is important because around 1.5 billion people will be older than 65 in 2050. Some people think that the second innings are generally insipid and insecure. Some think, it is not so. One view is that the elders are patient and wise. The other view isContinue reading “GROUP YOU ASSOCIATE WITH OFTEN DETERMINES THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU BECOME”
The word fool originated from the Latin word follis, a large inflated ball. We generally think, an ignorant who is unable to judge or understand a thing properly is foolish. But a fool is not necessarily stupid. Michael Dirda puts fools in three categories: real fools, professional fools, and unsuspecting fools. The innocent and simpletonsContinue reading “FOOLS ARE NOT NECESSARILY INFLATED BALLS”
The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. Emotional distress lasts longer than physical injuries. With time, one gradually adjusts to the pain and learns to live with it. Many factors influence the pain of the mind. The prominent ones are emotions, social context and background, beliefs, attitudes, and expectations.Continue reading “PAIN IS ONE’S PRIVATE AFFAIR”
Some can explain things directly and in a simple language. Some are experts in making simple things complex. PB Medawar made an interesting observation: Some fields are genuinely difficult, where if you want to communicate, you will have to work hard to make the language simple. Some other fields are fundamentally easy, where if youContinue reading “WHEN ILLOGICAL SEEMS LOGICAL”
I learned driving in Melbourne. When I started driving in Delhi, I would stop at the turn, look this side and that side, and then take the turn. One of my friends advised me, if I continue doing this, I would never reach my destination. It took me some time to unlearn this practice. IContinue reading “JUNK AND THE GARBAGE”
We reach the top due to our competence, hard work, and luck. We feel good that we have reached the top but not necessarily content. We arrive at the top but don’t know where the ladder ends. We follow an order: food-shelter-belonging-self-respect-self-actualization. It is not easy to come down after reaching the top. After tastingContinue reading “GOING UP AND COMING DOWN”
Who has better chances of survival — the most selfish or the least selfish? What is better for survival — combat or networking, competition or cooperation? According to one view, evolution by natural selection shapes organisms to fit their environment. Another view claims that living things alter their world to suit their needs. In nature,Continue reading “THE BROKEN WINDOW”
It is possible to be overweight and malnourished at the same time. In most countries battle with the bulge is a common phenomenon. Food creates a lot of fun in the mouth, and at the same time, creates a lot of problems for our body. Many action plans have been suggested and that include imposingContinue reading “NUTRITIONAL CATCH -22”
I am writing blogs for the past two months and I am enjoying it. I have written on a variety of pieces. I have tried to be brief. I hope you are enjoying my blogs as o am enjoying writing them. Thank you for your encouragement. I am not young but your interest in myContinue reading “Thank you my soulmates”
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