My earlier article titled "Free Will is an illusion" provoked a thoughtful discussion on the philosophy subreddit from which I learned a lot, but then later it was removed. And quite understandably so because absolute determinism is a frightening thought for most humans, our freedom to "will" sort of defines who we are as humans and people can easily get intolerant towards any other alternative views.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
There are periods in life when you have "a time to kill" and just don't know what to do. Maybe you are alone at home for a while or you are at office and there is no work today. In those situations, you end up getting bored and the mind goes on "auto-pilot" choosing to do anything at random which may or may not be of your liking. Below are some ideas to consciously decide and choose what to do in those situations!
Monday, December 21, 2020
Vegan vs Vegetarian: Thoughts on implied karmic attribution in the vegan definition of honey and dairy products
As a vegetarian who is gradually transitioning into a vegan diet, I've realized that the only major difference between these two forms of diet is that vegan prohibits the use of milk and other dairy products as it comes under the definition of "animal produce" which a vegan isn't supposed to consume.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Unlike other mammals, evolution gave us the faculty to discern right from wrong; Let's respect that power by adopting a Vegan Diet
In this article, I'm going to expand on why I'm a Vegan and also try to convince everyone of you to adopt a vegan lifestyle. I implore you to read this with an open mind without being rigid or dogmatic about any beliefs or contrarian viewpoints.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
People are usually under the impression that they have some kind of "free will" or volition, as in they are independent to do anything they wish (to the extent of using their motor functions or practical abilities). But do you have any concrete evidence of such a free will existing, all you have is a feeling that you are the doer or cause of the signals being sent to your motor functions through your nervous system.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility (DMU) in Economics has deep philosophical implications and if applied wisely, has the potential to bring drastic and positive changes to your life. The original idea existed long before classical economics formalized as a body of knowledge, of course. The ancient Sanskrit phrase, अति सर्वत्र वर्जयेत् (Ati sarvatra varjayet or anything in excess is bad) is a very simplistic expression of this exact same truth.