After looking into what equanimity is in philosophy, I decided that a better way to reach equanimity is through Psychology. To that end, I have been researching on Equanimity in Psychology field for the last 2 months. It is apparently a niche subject – its not something you can just read on Wikipedia or the […]
Equanimity in Philosophy
A look into the concept Equanimity in different philosophies. We are trying to find a practical way of reaching that state – without too much difficulty.
The Rationality OS
If your behavior is the programming, then your brain is the hardware. Your attributes or character is the firmware(permanent software that comes bundled with the hardware). It comes with the hardware, its built by other people/external situations – and its very difficult to modify. To get this system to a more functional point, you need a good OS on top of these things – an Operating System for the Mind.
You have very elaborate programming in your minds. You can understand it using psychology. Your internal programming has bugs, can be hacked and can be improved.
What is Philosophy and Why should you care
I am a stand-up philosopher. That means I talk about philosophy for the sake of entertainment rather than enlightenment. But if you get slightly enlightened as a result, I would consider that as a happy side effect.
Some time ago, I was chatting with a friend of mine, Midhun, who is a major Math geek, when I had to leave for some minor emergency which I no longer remember. This is the result…
The Fool’s Day
I love April fools day. Today I can actually speak my mind without repercussions. Everybody will assume I’m joking. This gives me a lot of… opportunities.
Two to Three
Ever since I had two monitors, I wanted another. Well, it happened. I’m now a proud owner of a triple head system.
Useless Skills Part 5: Ability to Spell, the Finale
So far, we have gone over the theoretical difficulties is learning to spell. That is – the problems with the languages themselves. Now lets take a look at the practical difficulties – the problems with me.
Useless Skills Part 4: Ability to Write or Read Malayalam
In my last post I ranted about the futility of trying to spell English words. I said that English is a bad language created by morons. Before any one accuses me of being a lingual bigot, let me reassure you – I don’t have any discrimination toward any particular language. I hate all languages equally. To illustrate my point, let us take the case of my native language – Malayalam. I truly despise Malayalam.