When i think about the past, i can understand the present and may as well predict the future. Our childhood experiences have a profound impact on our later lives. more importantly they shape our attitudes and values. Right education for every one is necessary not only because it helps them get jobs, but because proper education inculcates the right attitudes and values in children which shape their lives from there on. For this reason, I feel that literature and humanities subjects are as, if not more, important as science and mathematics subjects for a child.
Freewill vs determinism
Having freedom and being in charge of our own lives is one of the most cherished values in life. But how many of us are really free? Do people act according to their own volition and make efforts towards reaching their potential? Or are they human androids programmed by society and genes?
Our mind is probably the least understood object in the world. Scientists are now able to look deep inside sub atomic particles and are zooming their telescopes in to the farthest corners of the universe. But they are not even close to figuring out that thing which enables us to do such remarkable thinking-our brain. Questions concerning mind, consciousness and brain have been studied since thousands of years. Our ancient schools of philosophy like Sankhya and Mimamsa have studied such questions through observation and introspection and gave their theories about mind and consciousness. Scientific psychology in west started in late 19th century, since then, the objective understanding of our brain and behavior has increased tremendously.
This series of articles will collate knowledge about human mind and behavior from various disciplines to give the general public simple yet comprehensive insights in to their’s and others’ mind and behavior.