Views and dimensions

Most of the times, we conclude things looking at it’s relative nature in some obvious form with respect to a already known thing. For eg: A particular thing A is very often marked as being opposite to some other thing B based on its obvious characteristics. Think of your views as vectors(you might want to read some basic on vectors before going ahead, though it”s not particularly necessary), then such a view is seldom even in the 2-dimensional world. We say or believe in things according to this 1-dimensional view because we tend to simplify or tend to look at things or believe things in a simple way, mainly because of 2 reasons – either we are too lazy to get into the logistics and details and complexity of higher dimensional views of a possibly small phenomena or we are incapable of seeing things in higher dimensions(in most cases, the higher dimension starts from 2 itself). Stay with me..

In the simplistic 1-dimensional view about things which many tend to go for or “mentally” believe in, we categorize most things as being on a single straight line, graphically. Most views that possess some basic characteristics fall on one side of the zero of the line while others on the other side. There’s nothing wrong with this view. In fact, looking at this entire thought from a new perspective(direction) it’s good that most of us try to atleast see things in a simple way, possibly always, which help them probably to take decisions in life(I believe it’s your views which help you form decisions).But seldom do people delve into higher or even the second dimension. I agree it might not be necessary to delve into 2nd or higher dimensions of thoughts while trying to choose a coffee to drink out of 4 alternatives, but most other things in life arent so simple to be viewed on a line.. or I would strictly say “one-dimensionally”

Have you come across things where there is no right or wrong? Or you tend to be more verbal while saying it but you cant figure out what exactly? Thats just the case when you go to higher dimensions. We tend to form simplistic views or even if not simplisitic – 1-dimensional, I would say we try to figure out as many zeroes in higher dimensional matrices of our thoughts and views(given the meanings of the rows and columns for that particular view). It’s better to have a higher dimensional view of things pertaining to most things where many zeroes exist than to curb entire dimensions out! Point is, it would be easy to change views in higher dimension say occuring due to a change in a particular way of thinking about it, which might merely be a change from a “zero” to “one” or whatever in a particular row and/or column. But in the 1-dimensional way of thinking, this change can be disastrous, as there is only one parameter which you figure out isn’t set correctly! It might be the case that your long lived view has to change and you don’t want it to.

[There is one something to be added here.. soon]

Compiling views of higher dimensions and approximating it for lower dimensions is still not that bad. If only, the entire human race could understand this and not have one-sided opinions. Sometimes, I have seen people being heavily opinionated on things by looking at it in only one direction. Sounds stupid now, right? Believe me many do this and they surprisingly are fine in life, not to mention the occasional side-effects they might cause to people who don’t have such a simplistic or a rather naive approach. I have seen this flaw, in many opinionated people, including me, (as well as not so-verbal most others) they tend to see what they want to see. I have tried hard to come out of this. It’s not easy, but first, you have to understand that you are a part of this group which tries to be of a particular mind-set. I have hardly met people who take pains to fix their views and thoughts. It’s not impossible for people to see things, it’s just that people find it very hard and the more the time has passed, the difficult it is to look at the other side or maybe also the other angles of things. Most views and thoughts are formed without proper reasoning whatsoever, they are being formed, while you are talking to your friends, watching some movie, or maybe while reading some blog. It’s not exactly related to being stereotypical, though somewhat, sometimes.

How do we rectify all this? Well, all I can say here is start contradicting your smaller beliefs and views. Talk to people who view things differently. See what are the pros and cons and if that matter is actually important to you, be objective enough to actually write out your thought matrix. It will make your view much clearer and help you understand yourself much better, I think. I have been under constant problems with myself, sometimes, way to intensive. There is no right or wrong, and all there is left is to understand yourself more and most importantly be honest to yourself. This could be the most difficult thing you would have ever done, atleast mentally, under NTP. It’s definitely not trivial and if you feel, it is then you are not being honest to yourself. Coming back from that diversion in thought..

Most things can tend to be infinitely complex, even a small decision of what coffee to order. We definitely cannot solve that infinitely big set of equations to arrive at that trivial decision. And humans, unknowingly are good at curbing most external noises but one has to be aware as to what degree of thought needs to be put and how complex or in other words, how big your thought matrix should be! Your output can be as simple as a yes or no but, you have to know yourself, know your instincts and know your well formed other thought matrix which helps us take decisions at any point in time. Say you are facing a view point discussion at this time ‘t’, then your view will invariably be a function of many other views which were formed until now(assuming what you are talking about is more than just a trivial topic of discussion) and if these views weren’t formed in the correct way or are just 1-dimensional then you have virtually removed data points which can over time affect your most viewpoints in the future(not necessarily, but do you get the point?). Also, I have read it somewhere – Ones beliefs is not what one should be proud of. It makes perfect sense. You should be proud of your ability to look at things from various directions and carve out the logic for your belief, then the entire thing – the logic, the dimensions, the directions, the ability to change bits when required, bundled together is something you should be proud of. If only…

Constraints

Look at all the great laws, facts and equations: E = mc^2, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, we cannot travel at a speed greater than the speed of light, humans cannot fly on their own, things thrown up return back to the ground, things don’t move within a solid, etc. Why are these our laws? Aren’t these constraints? Roughly speaking, our sciences measure constraints. Everything around us is a constraint governed by so-called laws of nature. But the important thing to note here is that constraints have resulted into existence, constraints have given rise to equilibrium, constraints have given rise to the need for adjustment and hence the capability to adjust. Constraints have given rise to beauty. The evolution reached this particular state out of the infinite possibilities and chaos because of constraints. Every problem we talk about or solve or discuss is all about constraints. The number 1 is constrained to serve as 1 until eternity. The constancy or in general the mathematical numbers which we come across in every sentence we speak is a constraint at some level. In general, all our laws and equations which equate, in-equate or compare things shows us constraints.

Humanly speaking, constraints define life. It teaches people how to survive with less and be satisfied and thus be happy or may be not. Constraints define you. If you have a car, you have different constraints and if you don’t well that’s a constraint. All our life we learn to fight against or change our constraints to a so-called better level of constraints climbing up some human-made ladders. A farmer’s constraint would be to just not send his son to a school and a millionaire’s constraint would be to just not be able to buy a private plane for himself or maybe anything else like say he can’t run because he’s either too old or he has simply forgotten what running is.

Whatever form it is in, constraints are everywhere. They are governing the entire universe in a brilliant fashion. Think beyond reality and try to think of some form of existence without constraints. I am not talking about living beings or the solar system, think about everything. What would it be like to have no constraints? Is this what they call the home of the eternal creator or GOD or intelligent design? Because the creator definitely wouldn’t(/need not) define constraints for himself(/herself/itself). Can you think of any flow, shape, size, color, solids, liquids, gases, electrons, computers, elephants, dolphins, water, oceans, birds, heat, tempertaure, light and lastl but not the least thoughts without constraints?

Constraints are beautiful :) Learn to appreciate them for if they didn’t exist things would be shapeless, tasteless, matterless, etc.

The farmer’s son

Consider a poor farmer’s illiterate son who is ignorant (on a worldly scale) and consider yourself who is this internet-savvy-white-collar-job-holder-or-something-similar. The farmer’s son does the same things everyday. He farms. That’s it. Isn’t it boring? He probably knows all about the earthworms and soil but nothing about the recession and iphone. He probably is more athletic and energetic than you but he doesn’t own the so-called-institutional-degrees. He knows everyone in his small village and too much about his farm but has probably never stepped out of his village. He walks to work or to any place he is supposed to go but has never known what is it like to travel at 500km/hr. He knows more about more animals and works closely with them but he has not gathered this information from the discovery channel. He has studied the nature closely but he doesn’t know anything about the amusement parks. He is straight-forward and has a clean heart but he is bad at being deceptive. He worships the rain god more often than anything else yet he has to work hard. He can count but he doesn’t know anything about combinatorics and number theory. He probably knows about shirts and western jeans as there is this one cloth shop in their village where they sell it but he will never know about the existence of fashion designers. He eats basic healthy food which is almost the same everyday but he will never know about the 100s of different types of cuisines all over the world. His wants are less but (as) he is poor. He knows some basic games and sports played locally but he doesn’t know about the vuvuzela.

He is hopeful of a better crop one day, when it rains and when he can see life spring out of the dead brown land. You too are hopeful of being where your boss is today (or something similar). Hope is a dangerous thing, but it is good. It is like a sweet tasting poison of some kind. But it helps the world move. We move because we hope.

Do you have problems and concerns? Do you have to save up for that new iphone version 4 launched in the market? Do you want a bigger house? Do you have to constantly climb the career ladder and earn more and more? Are you honest with yourself?

I once read this quote somewhere years ago but I kind of remember it – “I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”

Just answer this simple question – Are you happy?

47

Since past few days, there is something abnormal going on around with me. Well since past 2 – 3 weeks I am seeing 47 everywhere. Initially I thought it was just some random thing happening but now its just too much. Well, initially whenever I looked at the time it was either 12:47, 2:47, 3:47, 6:47….whatever..but only 47! I thought it was just my mind which always wanted to see the time at the 47th minute of the hour. But it wasn’t only the time…the number and variety of incidents increased. I happened to go to Juhu for some TF job treat and on the way I saw two cars back to back with numbers 4575 and 4676. Now it might sound a bit too much but yes …its 47 everywhere.. :0 :(

Then one day I told these incidents to Ramdas and on listening he said he was AIR 47…huh..My room number 247. I was at home and went down for a bit to buy some stuff and a BEST bus passes no 247. I posted something on facebook and it said posted at 6:47pm and many more such incidents within the last two weeks. I called up a friend and the call lasted for 1:47. Some one opens up some convocation pdf on my compu and it says 47th convocation(will post more of these – not in a mood right now).

z=26 , u=21 –> z + u =47
I randomly see out of the auto after waking up randomly because of the bad roads and there i see a number plate and it read 47**
Today(23rd May, 2009) while chatting with a school friend was reminded of the fact that my 10th standard roll number was 47.
My jee rank = 3125 –> 3+1=4 and 2+5=7 Fucking 47 again!

It feels as if there is some force trying to tell me something, asking me to solve this puzzle this mystery and I do not know what it will lead to but only clue I have is the number 47! But what could 47 possibly denote if it is to speak about something. 47 days remaining in my life? or will i die at 47 years of age! Something 47 days hence or some date’s numbers add up to something and that will be the end of this world and like I can do something about it? I mean for God’s sake initially i was finding it fascinating but now enough of it lately…phew!! SOS!