Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Introspection Illusion



We have a very strong belief that what we think is based on more sound reasoning than what others reason. It gives us an illusion which justifies our actions to us. Since there is no direct connection with others, we are unable to understand the reasoning behind what they are thinking. The difference in the thought process of two individuals leads to misunderstanding.

Our thinking, our reasoning and thought processes are governed by a lot of situations and conditions. Even two people living together since birth will develop different ways to approach a problem. The reason behind the different approaches might be very well explained by The Butterfly Effect; there might have been slight deviation in experience of one of the individuals and the seed to a different path would have been sown.

Introspection illusion, as it is popularly termed, has not only led to minuscule fights, gruesome murders but also to wars between nations. The false just of our actions make us take a stand on our action and our next action is considering our current situation and past experience. The other person, who becomes the receiver of our actions, accepts our actions and words wearing the cloak of that person’s experience and situation. The major difference in the platform the two individuals the standing, creates friction.

As an individual, it is nearly impossible to eliminate the illusion, but one can just broaden the horizon of the semblance and take it close to reality. Understanding others thus plays an important part. The more we are aware of the cultures others follow and the circumstances they have been through, the better the relationship would be.

14 comments:

  1. I loved it,though I will SUGGEST to keep the opening para to be really catchy.
    With the first para a reader decides wthr to read furthr or not.
    Rest it waaas xcellent.
    Keep writing,kudos...!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the appreciation and many many thanks for the suggestion. I'll try my level best to improve my work and make it more interesting.

      It is readers like you, who really motivate me to improve.

      Thanks once again.

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  2. u r so talented Umang.........................

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    1. Thanks a lot Aparajita for the appreciation. Its a pleasure to know that you liked it... :-)

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  3. Crispy !

    You have put your thought very economically , without much expenditure of words.

    Keep moving :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Vineet for the appreciation.... :-)

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  4. Good try Umang. Being a true critic, I expect more from you. You should have also tried explaing black, white and the gray zone of reality and their consequences on opinion building. Some times people know what is right but they choose some thing else due to many other factors. That case even when they have the same opinion their acts are different based on the opinion of their results. Its not always the case that things are different on the other side of the mirror :)

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    1. Thanks Shashi, I am obliged that you have kept such high expectations from me. I hope I'll be able to rise up to that level... :-)

      There is nothing such as Black / White / Dark Reality. Reality is plain reality, without any colors added to it. It is we humans who add such colors to it. Nevertheless, I understand your point - The effect of various incidences in a person's life. But I wanted to keep this blog limited to introduction.
      If I'll write a detailed blog on this, I'll surely dwell into the points suggested by you.

      Thanks a lot for bringing these intriguing points under my notice and sharing some good insights... :-)

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  5. It reminds me of current illusion, which is strongest ever in independent India and no body can change it as this point of time, whether Rahul will be a good PM or Modi will be a good PM. Congress supporters have their own illusions and BJP supporters have their own. Respecting both the sides, Reality will come out soon. Expecting a detailed blog from Umang on reasons for such a strong paradigm of thinking in all sections of society in all parts of India. Wherever you go in India today, You see people only talking of the illusion:- whether Rahul or Modi!

    Jai Hind!!!

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    1. True. What we are witnessing is one of the largest political polarization in Indian politics - Kejriwal, Modi and Rahul. I am not much into political writing, so I would not be able to reason, the reason behind this political polarization, more than that the public is fed up of politics and want the country to develop... :-)

      Jai Hind!!!

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  6. Hey
    A crisp and clear way for the society to not to be illusionised by only there room of thoughts. Good work. Keep it up...

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    1. Thanks a lot Pragati for your appreciating words... :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot Saransh for your appreciation.

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