God’s Dice

Coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous- Albert Einstein

Nobody believes in coincidences. They can’t believe that something can be so entangled in time that the whole meaning of the action will be lost. If only people take time as a priority and base all the actions and reactions of people around, they can understand many things. All the connecting dots will produce a very vivid image.

For example, a person who is just a bit preoccupied with his business that does not matter to the acquaintance, he could be misunderstood. The accuser never can understand the priority attached to the action as it does not matter to him.

Like if taking the dog out by the family member could be interrupted by a work related phone call, he could be misunderstood to be negligent. The reason could be that a number of work-related calls are received. So, where is the priority attached to it. He is bluntly misunderstood. Alternatively, the importance of the call is not known to the accuser.

Such is the bane of coincidences. People can use it to fool others too.

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Schooling System: How is it?

Schools that are known to churn out talented individuals because of their prestigious nature are wrong footed right from the start. They do churn out people, but of the same type. Years and years of constant fine tuning and at last, a subject is produced. This subject is never open to curious learning. The teacher has followed the school system and it influences his thoughts. He grows up to be just like the policy makers who formulated the guidelines- nothing more, nothing less. They are taught to grow accordingly. This can be seen in every other person in that they only emulate people depicted in the books as a student and many pupils in school do that still- it’s an unavoidable reality.

 Education is one of the main obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought- Bertrand Russell

 Holy curiosity of inquiry is a delicate plant, apart from stimulation, it mainly needs freedom.- Albert Einstein

 Originality needs to be emphasized. Couldn’t he be encouraged to build his own understanding of things, his own models, rather than be carried away by the policy maker’s whims? Authority figures should just provide him with the skeleton. Later, he can build up the paraphernalia. This way the curriculum can be student-centric.

 If role models are to be followed, then fine. What about these greats telling people to do the soul searching? Great people always advise everyone to ‘follow their mind’ or ‘be yourself’: Oscar Wilde, R. W. Emerson, Judy Garland and a few hundred others advised people thus. Why are these suggestions not followed? Does it mean that schools assume there won’t be another Shakespeare or Milton making their own road without budging?

 

….(our reform)recognizes the need to adapt rather than replicate ‘best’ practices’, so that they address local conditions and aspirations……the specific needs of students, schools and families are best understood when the local context is treated as a potential source of development rather than solely as a neutral or negative circumstance.

Simmons, Warren. annenberginstitute. Brown U, n.p. Web. 13 Feb 2014.

 

Yes. This is very clear to anybody observing Schools. They are built on the assumption that all the pupils are less-endowed strugglers and are admitted in them to walk out as great and polished people. Why not adjust the curriculum to accommodate a latent immense potential and adapt likewise? Everything should not be controlled and the pupil spoon-fed. There should be varied degrees of treatment for pupils of different level of intellect and needs: Russell was a revolutionary thinker; Einstein’s curiosity alone paved the way for many scientific breakthroughs like the famous relation between energy and mass, with other more profound insights.

 This is a real handicap and more research should be done to give freedom to the pupil. Then, a good strategy can be formulated in structuring this system.

 Conclusion

It is evident that schools need to be more focused on: providing more freedom in thinking for the pupil; assume they all are not the same in terms of intelligence- some are superior to others; they have their own strong points to be cared for and may build the paraphernalia around, later in life.

 

Real Thinkers in Action

Whenever people seem not to understand the concept thinkers put in their face, all they have to do is draw some parallel analogies in the wily elders of a society- their life is no less than that of a thinker. A look at these elders reveals a lot about the lifestyle of thinkers and their values. Being with them for just a period of two days is enough to give valuable insights into a shrewd thinker’s life.

They spend hours round about thinking various issues: debating about individuals’ lives; discerning oddities in the immediate vicinity; collecting opinions about various issues; watching lifestyles of certain pesky or frail youngsters and more.

The moment they strike something newsworthy, then all hell breaks loose: A good analysis is done on the story with face-to-face interviews, door calls, snoop vision from their presbiopia-correcting spectacles. After a good amount of futility is seen in reaching the root of the matter, the idea is dropped and another lead approached.

These old timers do not have any worthwhile business. The best remedy for this snooping to end is their own nearest kin to get dabbled in such controversies. Being at the receiving end can solve a lot of problems. Have my word.

Earmarked Intellectuals

A lot of highly talented people can be sifted out from the rest by a few qualities that are not found in the minnows. There can be seen a marked bunch of characteristics in these individuals. Let’s take a look at some.

  • Lack of immunity can be seen in these individuals and hence, some are referred to as germaphobes. This makes them susceptible to a lot of allergies. But, this aspect of their life does not necessarily render them sick- hospices are not meant for them. They are really talented people and won’t be bogged down by these impediments in their work. Being identified longtime with these, they learn to brush aside the nagging nature of them.
  • Stoic is the word that defines them. They are constantly tossed and turned around in their lives in order to learn some precious lessons. The unforgiving nature of the turmoil and tussle won’t make them complaining- not even a bit.

While these being the main traits, detractors are constantly replied with a new spat-in-the-face story. Their numbers gradually decline and hence, they find set out to find newer avenues- this obviously is someone in their ranks. And ultimately, these talented people’s formidable position becomes the talk of the town.

The Unmistakable Allusion

Elders have definitely got more experience on their side when it comes to making decisions and discerning things. They can separate wheat from the chaff with this weapon of ‘years behind them’. But, there is an unmistakable allusion in this world within the reaches of intellect. And this dares to say that they are not right at all times and in different situations.

A person with a sharp wit can outsmart them. This person can be well behind years compared to them.

He can intuitively equip himself to face certain situations that these old-timers cannot. As he understands more things, this intellectual can predict events in a person’s life through his knowledge of history, or more precisely, a good grasp of biographies, for starters. Hence, his decision-making skills are more advanced.

Tell me, if a person knows for sure the future in advance, won’t his plans welcoming it be more accurate? Elders know more about the world, but they lack insight deeply like intellectuals. Being unawares of a turning point in the near foreseeable future can be disastrous in planning or decision-making. And this is the very thing a person relying on elders for advice forfeits.

Conclusion

The most important things when making decisions are intellect and intuition. No one can beat them- not even by a fair amount of chance.