Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Human Mind...

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened - Mark Twain.

Aaah! :-) What a way to teach people not to worry unnecessarily, eh?

5 comments:

Zeph Bloch-Jorgensen said...

curiously enough Nim I was just reading this quote last week and thinking the same thing.

One of the greatest challenges for the modern mind is to shut this process down. "Negative scenarioing" is, for example, what drove the economic crisis (after the fall plummeted below the fundamentals). And I think this is only just the beginning if some internal rigour is not developed. For example the full seismic wave of subprime hasn't even begun yet...

We all have a heroe's journey, right?...

The upside of all this? Crisis brings breakthrough: would Obama have been voted in had it not been for the last 8 years of incompetent government? Enlightment can be accelererated in the right environment (I suspect this applies globally not just individually.)

Love

Zephro.

Nimmy said...

Hey Zephy!! :-)
Quite a coincidence! :-)) I wonder what it takes to avoid negative thinking altogether? The world around us does influence us to think again even if were a natural optimist. Optimism needs to be an obsession. Faith needs to be unshakeable.

And how right you are about the transformation that invariably follows all crisis! The crisis that the world is going through now definitely means that things can only be better when we are through with it.
Nim

Yayavar said...

people loose their hope because of chaos around them in society.We always will need heroes to inspire common masses.People out there do not want to think for themselves,they always look for inspirational source and quite happy to follow others.
negative thinking is prevailed in us so deeply,it takes time to realize our own potential.Mark Twain really put this point before us.
Nice discussion above.

Nimmy said...

hello yayavar...! :) welcome back...hmm...you're right that most of us haven't realized our true potential. i have thought long about the need to balance introspection and self-analysis vis-a-vis collective thinking and approaches. the latter needs to be tackled really well....we must be open to other views and let others teach us and at the same time process what we learn in our own way. we must maintain our own strengths rather than blindly follow the tenets of the society. there are times when we need to be a howard roark or a Gandhi...with a unique approach that does not care for how the rest of the society behaves...and sometimes we must be a part of the movement, a spoke in the wheel. tough ask....!

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