The Art of Biasing the View

Posted by Admin at Jul. 22. 2014.

Ever heard of brain manipulation?
Yeah, that’s right. It has something to do with the brains. :genius:

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There is this show on Nat Geo, Work Out Your Brain or something like that. They kind of manipulates your brain during the show.
In practical life, we too do that. It is just that we need to focus rather more to see what we have done.

Say for example, if I ask you to think of 5 animal names and remember them for a while.
The chances of you counting Armadillo are very low.
Now you’ve heard the name of another animal, Armadillo, which you definitely have heard of before, but you didn’t recall it when you were thinking of 5 animal names. Why?

Simple and logical explanation, Armadillo is not something you hear of daily. You would think of the most common animal names, which you have most likely heard of in last 24-72 hours.

Now, if someone(other than me) will ask you 5 animal names in like 24-72 hours, you may or may not list Armadillo in that. But definitely, the name Armadillo is going to cross your mind.

This is called Biasing the point of view, or Brain Manipulation. I’m afraid I cannot think of any very impress way to show it. But I hope it hits the spot. I’m no expert yo! :p

Now, pushing the post to somewhat sentimental and personal sphere. I think we often bias each other’s point of view to a point we might not want to do.

When you ask some other person about their point of view, your point of view gets slightly inclined to that of theirs. The intensity of this “slightly” depends on the other person’s value in your life.
Sometimes we prioritize the words of a Stranger over the words someone we have a daily connection with.
I think Few Words are Powerful Words.
Do not overdo, do not over think, do not over talk.

If you don’t want your opinion be biased, do not ask for other’s point of view. If you don’t want to change other’s view, don’t impose your perspective on them.

Are you Depressed?

Posted by Admin at Jul. 11. 2014.

Do you write a Diary? A journal?

Do you ever come across a situation where there are a million things circling around in your head but when you pick up the pen to write, the page remains blank. You keep thinking where to start from, what should you write about?
Recently I watched this movie, “It’s kind of a funny story.”
Have you ever been depressed? I don’t know if I have ever been, but this movie kind of explain how we cannot explain our situation. It just fits right.

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We think we are depressed, and there are a million reasons we can find for the same. But when we are asked what is the reason for our depression, we just come to a realization that all of these reasons are quite absurd.

So it is a kind of situation when we say “You won’t understand.”

I think if there is something we understand completely we can always explain it to others. So basically when we are saying “you won’t understand”, what we actually mean is that even we don’t understand it, our situation.

So is there any way to fix this depression thing?

May be yes, may be no. The answer mostly depends upon you. I read some where “If you want to be happy, nobody in this world can make you sad. But if you’ve made your mind to be sad, no power in this world can make you smile.”

So yes, you can get over the depression, but only when you really want to do it.

In my case, I decided to cut myself from the society and people. And in cases where it was impossible to avoid people I decided to respond formally. It took me over a month to find joys in my hobbies again. I was not really really depressed but it was kind of same. You know that movie I said “It’s kind of a funny story.”

I really doubt if I’m all okay, but I will get there. ;)

The Greatest Time Killers of Mine

Posted by Admin at Jul. 14. 2013.

When we get bored, we often skip to movies and games. That’s most me too. But still there’s more. Over this vacation of more than 30 days, I had watched more than 40 movies and I’m still on the spree. Although I don’t like spending this much of time in front of a screen, but at the same time I cannot resist myself. My greatest time killers in order are below.

-Movies and Shows.
Enough said, you know what I mean.

-Guitar and musical instruments
Over the vacations, I improved my skills in guitar, as well as keyboard. Although I haven’t bought a keyboard yet, i’m using an application which turns you PC keyboard into a Musical keyboard.
See: http://download.cnet.com/PC-73-Virtual-Piano-Keyboard/3000-2133_4-75755196.html

I got myself made a custom Cajon, and I’ve been thumping it since then.

 

I’ve been learning on how to make music, and so far I’ve found it is difficult.

Chess: You might say its just another game, rather board game. Yes it is, but unlike others it has an addiction, either you lose or win, it makes you play more and more. I’m on chess.com by the name ixabhay if you want to catch up.