A very happy new year to all. A lot of us have a practice of setting goals, to achieve something or the other in a new year. From this year on, I have decided to return my attention to the virtues of temperance and moderation, much regarded by the great Benjamin Franklin throughout his life. It is obvious that a practice of temperance and moderation in our daily habits, with respect to health and behavior, contribute to a more prosperous lifestyle. With these traits, our mind tends to sync more effectively with our body. Something, I have always known and followed, but as humans we have a susceptibility to falter. Continue reading
I recently came across a book called “If mayors ruled the world” by Benjamin Barber, which boldly advocates an intriguing idea of a world ruled by cities, by distributing power of federal and state governments to a government of cities, thereby empowering them for their own good and easing overall governance of the world.
I would say “regret” is another paradigm of human hypocrisy. The decisions or the actions we take, are a manifestation of our existence supported by circumstantial evidence. We do what we do, based on our perception of the world around us, that is our intellect along with a core will, constituting the basis of our existential purpose. Regretting our actions is only defying our existence and the true nature of our will. It’s well said that, ‘a man must do what he has to and live with it for the rest of his life.’ What the best one can do, is learn about the true nature of the will that governs one’s existence and come face to face with brutal facts of reality. By reflecting upon their actions, one can avail a chance at learning about this true nature and try making amends as far as the will allows, but who knows even learning along the way and changing our disposition may be a characteristic of one’s will. Continue reading
Human race is a young civilization. From our retrospective analysis, we can clearly see that we have a tendency to be reactive than being proactive. Along with our subconscious instinct, we learn from experiences and build our intuition based upon them, saving it for later use in all decision making. There is a divide in our use of the conscious and subconscious brain, our ability to consciously access the subconscious is quite limited. Now with the rise of the digital world and greater human population, there is already a debate on the effect of the former on our power to focus and maintain attention. The focus on the external has become so pervasive that even the widespread social networks connecting billions today, are leaving people disconnected with their self and immediate environment. Continue reading