Is Social Media Destroying Our Quality of Mind?

Why has it become so much difficult to express one’s own thoughts? Just another day, I was thinking about this. Is it only me, or has anyone other noticed this?

I had been writing my own thoughts in my diary for long, sometimes on my blog too. Blogging was so much popular in between 2004 to 2014. Here blogging means… sharing one’s own thoughts… not just these review sites about technology, movies, books, political parties, economy etc which are full of useless advertisements and popups. It is so much easy to write about how much RAM a mobile has or how much profit a movie has earned on box office. But it is so much difficult to explain what is happening inside the mind… on deeper levels.

If you are a blogger or a writer, you can understand it very well. You must have faced this problem in your personal relations too. A time comes when you lost a relation just because you could not express your feelings in words.

Why is this happening?

It takes a great deal of attention and quiet mind for a significant period of time… to observe the thoughts. Only after observing deeply… one comes to a point when one can write those observations on a paper.

Don’t you think, social media has destroyed this quality of mind? The quality of attention for a longer period of time? As long… as our mind needs to understand something clearly… in depth.

Scrolling a timeline on social media seems like our attention is jumping like a monkey from one branch (post) to another branch (post) without understanding anything. In this way, are we programming our mind to distract itself? Are we conditioning our brain in such a way… that it can not pay attention to one thing for more than a minute?

Blogging is almost dead after social media has occupied all the internet. Social media is growing too fast. Blogging is difficult because you have to write… but it is easy to use Facebook, Twitter & Instagrams etc. Letters, emails and even long messages… all are dead.

I think almost 90% Facebook & Instagram users post only pictures, without writing anything to it. It is so much easy to click a picture… we even have powerful cameras on our mobiles including special effects and filters.

Twitter does not allow its users to write a long post… because Twitter knows very well that the people who could write long posts… are already dead. So it is simple… don’t allow your users to do something that they are not able to do.

It is even more easy to respond to any social media post… they have readymade expression buttons… so a reader doesn’t have to write something.

So in this way, it becomes an easy game to play… just post pictures and keep clicking on like buttons… all day long.

Sometimes I think in a different way. The popularity of social media has destroyed the quality of our mind… or the quality of our mind was already declining… so social media become so much popular?

I don’t know but I am not wasting my time on social media anymore and just living my life closer to reality.

Read More Books With iPhone

Want to read more books everyday? Just follow this simple method.

Want to read more books everyday? Just follow this.

  1. Install Kindle app on your iPhone.
  2. Open Settings < General < Accessibility < Speech and just turn on “Speak Screen” option on your iPhone.
  3. Now open your favorite book on Kindle app and swipe two finger from top to down on screen. iPhone will start reading the book for you.

Bonus Points:

  1. You can read any article, email or anything which is on screen, with this method.
  2. You can lock your screen while listening to your favorite book.
  3. It also has option to control reading speed, voice selection and highlight content.
  4. It can read English, Hindi and many other languages automatically.

Now just plug your earphones… lie down… close your eyes… and listen your books with ease. Enjoy.

BPY008 Modern Western Philosophy – IGNOU Solved Assignment 2016-17

1. Explain general characteristics of modern western philosophy in detail? (Answer)
Or
Write a short essay on the Lockean theory of ideas.

2 Discuss in detail the concepts of god and world in the philosophy of Spinoza.
Or
Elaborate the Cartesian understanding of the relation between mind and
body in detail. (Answer)

3. Answer any two of the following in about 200 words each.
a) What were the aspects of the enlightenment culture and philosophy? (Answer)
b) Explain the theory of pre-established harmony.
c) Critically explain Berkeley’s theories on knowledge.
d) Present a detailed account of the organic theory of Hegel. (Answer)

4. Answer any four of the following in about 150 words each.
a) Describe Hume’s idea of self. (Answer)
b) What do you mean by the Religion of Humanity? (Answer)
c) What is Spirit of criticism? (Answer)
d) Distinguish between Noumenon and phenomenon. (Answer)
e) Describe the freedom as the central theme of existentialism.
f) What do you understand by synthetic apriori? (Answer)

5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each.
a) Absolute (Answer)
b) Surplus value
c) Esse est percipi (Answer)
d) Enlightenment (Answer)
e) Deconstruction
f) Logical Positivism (Answer)
g) Skepticism (Answer)
h) Dialectical Materialism (Answer)

BPY005 Indian Philosophy Part 2 – IGNOU Solved Assignment 2016-17

1. What is the historical context of modern reform movements? Discuss. (Answer)
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Explain the Jaina epistemology with special reference to perception and inference.

2. Explain in detail the Vaiseshika metaphysics and the categories. (Answer)
Or
Which are the major schools of vedantic thought? What are the general topics
discussed by those schools?

3. Answer any two of the following in about 200 words each.
a) Elaborate proofs for the existence of Prakrti as given by Samkhya. (Answer)
b) Describe the various steps included in the Ashtanga Yoga. (Answer)
c) Explain Ambedkar’s critique of religion and the caste system.
d) Explain Miamasa theory of error (khyativad)?

4. Answer any four of the following in about 150 words each.
a) Describe the concept of maya. (Answer)
b) Distinguish between Kevalapramana and Anupramana. (Answer)
c) Explain the call “back to the Vedas”? (Answer)
d) What do you understand the concept of sacchidananda in Aurobindo?
e) Describe Upamana according to Miamamsa. (Answer)
f) What do you mean by God is truth or truth is God?

5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each.
a) Shaiva Siddhanta (Answer)
b) Samanya Lakshana (Answer)
c) Jivanmukti and Videhamukti (Answer)
d) Nityavibhuti (Answer)
e) Bhakti movement
f) Vaishnavism (Answer)
g) Chishtiya order of Sufism
h) Purusha

Popeye vs Hulk?

I don’t know the reason why Popeye and Hulk will ever fight. But if they fight… what will happen? I know what are you thinking… but please read this post complete before any conclusion. You already know a lot about Hulk, but do you know these facts about Popeye?

You must have seen this picture on internet. Popeye and Hulk… ready to fight. I don’t know the reason why Popeye and Hulk will ever fight. But if they fight… what will happen? I know what are you thinking… but please read this post complete before any conclusion. Continue reading “Popeye vs Hulk?”

IGNOU Philosophy Solved Assignments 2017

Hello philosophy friends, I have these solved assignments and I am sharing these on my blog. If you have any solved assignment… then please share and help other students.

Solved assignments list:

BPY-005 Indian Philosophy Part 2
BPY-006 Metaphysics
BPY-007 Ethics
BPC-001 General Psychology
BPC-002 Development Psychology
FST-001 Foundation Course in Science & Technology

Please visit my Google Drive or One Drive to download these solved assignments.

I request you to join Philosophy Students at IGNOU group on facebook… and please share your solved assignments, notes, books and all data related to philosophy.

Thanks.

How I Fixed My Disc and Sciatica Pain

In this article, I want to share my experience about how I injured my back, learned a lot about back, discs, sciatica etc… and finally recovered. I hope this article will help you too.

Hello friends..!! Those who don’t know about me, I want to tell you that I love to do gym and heavy compound exercises are my favorites. I love Squats, Overhead Presses, Deadlifts, Cleans, Weighted Pullups and Dips.

In this article, I want to share my experience about how I injured my back, learned a lot about back, discs, sciatica etc… and finally recovered. I hope this article will help you too. Continue reading “How I Fixed My Disc and Sciatica Pain”

The Web We Have to Save

The web was not envisioned as a form of television when it was invented. But, like it or not, it is rapidly resembling TV: linear, passive, programmed and inward-looking. When I log on to Facebook, my personal television starts. All I need to do is to scroll: New profile pictures by friends, short bits of opinion on current affairs, links to new stories with short captions, advertising, and of course self-playing videos. I occasionally click on like or share button, read peoples’ comments or leave one, or o

Source: The Web We Have to Save – Matter – Medium

How to Study Philosophy? (Practical Guide)

A beginners guide to study philosophy including introductory philosophy books, online philosophy resources and useful links.

A friend has asked that how to study philosophy. There are different articles on the internet about this topic but almost every article has some problem. The problem regarding the approach to philosophy. There are a few tips I want to share with you on this subject. Without wasting your time, lets start…

1. Never read philosophy according to your interest, just go academically.

A lot of people when start to read philosophy, they just read one or two authors. Without understanding philosophy, they start reading different philosophers. There are many friends who read Continue reading “How to Study Philosophy? (Practical Guide)”

Nostradamus Predictions for 2017

Read Nostradamus predictions about Narendra Modi and Donald Trump. India will rise as a global master in 2017.

Few more predictions written by Nostradamus have come true. 500 years ago, a person named Nostradamus had taken birth in France. He had written many predictions in his life and among those all prediction almost 1200 predictions were for future. A few years ago, Omparkash Prajapati had compiled and posted these predictions on internet. Continue reading “Nostradamus Predictions for 2017”