How the diagnosis of bipolar disorder keeps a person psychologically trapped?


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Individual, Psychology

If you have had even a minimal contact with books on psychology and psychiatry, it is impossible that you have not heard of bipolar disorder.  It was previously known by a more sinister name, manic-depressive illness.  The words, bipolar disorder, evoke a vivid imagery; manic-depressive illness is even more evocative!  The idea of a person […]

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May 12, 2018

How the medical myth of drug treatments has created a whole culture?


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder, Psychology, Society

What is a myth?  A myth is a traditional story consisting of events that are ostensibly historical, though often supernatural, explaining the origins of a cultural practice or natural phenomenon.  The word “myth” is derived from the Greek word mythos (μῦθος), which simply means “story”.   Mythology can refer either to the study of myths, or to a body or collection of myths.  Myth can […]

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December 7, 2017

Why does Bipolar disorder mean different things to different people?


All Writings, Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has been understood through its manifested symptoms.  Once it appeared consistently, clearly, and in bullet-form in books of psychology and psychiatry, beliefs about it also became more set.  This is the power of books, or one might say, of advertizing.  Bipolar disorder became a greatly advertized illness, and it gained social acceptability with […]

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November 28, 2017

Indian government’s demonetization step – preparing a nation for the future


All Writings, Government, Individual, Society

It has to be maintained that, when history would look back upon the Indian government’s decision of demonetization, factors more significant than political party and economics would be considered.  Did the present Indian government under the BJP have complete and full understanding of the implications, and of the effects of demonetization as they would be […]

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May 25, 2017

The flawed and biased employment of critical thinking


All Writings, Observations

  The website, “The Critical Thinking Community” carries this definition of critical thinking, on one of its pages: Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, […]

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March 24, 2017

Short thought – 6 – The preferred lie


All Writings

An assumption took hold, An imagination was sold, Men would find the way out of damnation, People would create their own salvation.   The dream lives on, The effort goes on, While the struggling masses wait, There is rampant injustice within the gate.   Science has not tried long enough, Philosophy has not explored deep […]

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February 28, 2017

Tested by our own beliefs


All Writings, Individual, Observations, Society

The idea of freedom is an illusion. Human beings have never been free. We are chasing illusions, and we serve those illusions. So how can a human who is capable of believing, ever be free? Our beliefs hold us captive! What is more, we need something to believe in to do anything. The words that come out of our mouth are out of belief that, those words will carry the same meaning to the listener. IF not, then silence becomes belief!

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February 18, 2017