The Way You Think

Beautiful Thought of the Day that make your day - What do you think? Warrier's Collage 17072020 : The Way You Think Psychology is much more, and much different from what dictionaries will tell you. It's not just about "how the mind works". Many of us comment about individual behavior without bothering about the psychological background of the person. No, we are not discussing psychology or psychiatry today. These thoughts came when I visited the website for one of the articles included here. Nice Day M G Warrier A. Interaction V Babusenan "I must thank Collage and my mobile phone for giving me a chance to read a humorous and, at the same time, thought -provoking article on the so-called 'social distancing'.The writer prefers to call it 'social nearing' as, according to him, social distancing' is an oxymoron. He is perfectly right. The term, coined in haste and fear, is indeed an oxymoron like 'thunderous silence' and Milton's famous 'darkness visible'. The word 'social' implies 'coming together' and 'distancing' is just the opposite. The right expression, as he suggests, is 'physical distancing'. In every social and political system in human history so far, the collective good has been the corner stone. However high we may think about ourselves, we are in a way part of the animal kingdom and, gregariousness being a prominent characteristic of animals, it is ingrained in us too and manifests in the form of festivals. The celebrated Kumbhamelas, Trissur Poorams and Attukal Ponkalas will not be there anymore, at least for quite some time. More importantly, we, living in a democratic set-up, have lost our main mode of protest. Until now we have been relying on processions, satyagrahas and mighty public meetings to express our protests against the misdeeds and wrong policies of governments. The more the number of people that participated, the more was the strength of protest. We have lost everything of that in the twinkling of an eye. We need to think about other effective means lest amoral governments should take unethical advantage of the present situation. There can be umpteen thoughts connected with the Covid phase of our existence. I have expressed here a couple of mine. One may or may not agree, but I am sure that one will agree that the mask has denied us the most beautiful thing in life: the human smile. Regards." (Thank you, Babusenan Sir. In this Lockdown period, the presence of friends like you reduces the burden of silence and loneliness - Warrier) B. Nostalgia My Mentor, Trivandrum! Remembering Trivandrum of 1960's. C. Design Thinking Watch "Historian and author Manu S Pillai explains about the need for design thinking" Just listen, Manu is trying to say something. He has a point. Start thinking. D. Positive Thoughts How to Be Positive in Thoughts and in Actions You've heard it earlier. Now, listen again. E. Stay creative Stay creative at any age - Reader's Digest Age no bar. Right to think is age-neutral F. I think, therefore I am Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am” – 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology Believe it or not! G. How to focus on right thoughts Watch "Swami Sarvapriyananda explains How to Focus Mind under difficult circumstances" I like Swami's style of presentation. H. Make the most of "now" How to Live in the Present Moment: 35 Exercises and Tools (+ Quotes) Whatever you think, have a thought about the present. Let's leave the past and not go after the future, as this moment belongs to us. I. Think it over and forget* Zen Sarcasm ( refresher course) 1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone. 2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt or a leaky tire. 3. It's always darkest before dawn, so if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it. 4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted. 5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else. 6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet. 7. If you think nobody cares if you 're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. 8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. 9. If at first you don't succeed......skydiving is not for you. 10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. 11. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. 12. Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield. 13. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them. 14. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket. 15. A closed mouth gathers no foot. 16. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. 17. There are two theories to arguing with a woman - Neither one works. 18. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving. 19. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. 20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative. 21. Never miss a good chance to shut up. 22. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our butts. Then things get worse. 23. There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." 24. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. 25. No one is listening until you fart. *Shared by Dr G Sreekumar, Chennai who received this from P J Thomas.


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