Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is Jumping to conclusions? Jumping to conclusions (officially the jumping conclusion bias, often abbreviated as JTC, and also referred to as the inference-observation confusion[1]) is a psychological term referring to a communication obstacle where one “judge[s] or decide[s] something without having all the facts; to reach unwarranted conclusions”.[2][3] In other words, “when I fail to distinguish between what I […]

April 4, 2018

North Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze


All Writings, Observations, Press This

Reading Time: 4 minutesNorth and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit at their heavily armed border next month, with Pyongyang saying it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, Seoul said Tuesday. Source: North Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze – France 24 Views At precisely this point of agreement, […]

March 6, 2018

The conflicts and infighting of humans will end


All Writings, Blog, Observations

Reading Time: 3 minutesTo look upon the conflicts of mankind is an experience of great dismay.  Yes, there are those who have firmly come to the conclusion that to be in a state of perpetual conflict and infighting is the human destiny.  For we seem to have evolved from the lower state of existence through our struggles, developed […]

February 12, 2018

Why mentors and teachers are especially needed to counter extremism?


All Writings, Individual, Psychology, Self improvement, The Young

Reading Time: 8 minutesMentors and teachers are a special gift to the human society.  These cannot simply be understood to be professions or titles, or some kind of a degree that is earned from an institution.  Rather, these are linked to the personal qualities and concerns of the individual.  Even more so, it is connected with how a […]

February 6, 2018

The exclusive focus on physical things will create an imbalance


All Writings, Blog, Observations, Psychology, Self improvement

Reading Time: 7 minutesThere has been a noticeable insistence on physical things in recent times.  It has been very deliberate, systematic, and evident of great intelligence.  Who are its proponents is not the most important thing.  One could, of course, examine the sayings of modern, atheist thinkers like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins.  Listening to such intelligent men […]

February 5, 2018

Finding belief in moderateness in the nuclear age


All Writings, Government, Individual, Psychology, Society

Reading Time: 8 minutesNuclear technology is not bad in itself.  We have understood the sun and the stars, and in a way, have harnessed the same power to a lesser extent.  We have controlled fission, and are yet to understand ways to control fusion for peaceful purposes.  The insistence on using solar energy to fulfill the requirements for electricity […]

February 3, 2018

Is it possible to have development without taking sides?


All Writings, Blog, Government, Individual, Self improvement, Society

Reading Time: 6 minutesOne would normally consider the taking of sides as being counter-intuitive to the idea of development.  Whatever resources we have, we would want to use them in a planned, organized, and united effort to get the best possible results.  There is any number of examples of this.  In a family, when the father, mother, and […]

January 31, 2018