Search This Blog

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Telesis of terminology and the creation of contrived expressions.

The Telesis of terminology and the creation of contrived expressions.

When good quality milk is available in a sachet why bother owning a herd of cows and milk them followed by a hoard of other concomitant tasks before you get a cup of milk to drink.

Similarly, when certain single words are available that can convey a simple or complicated idea/ideas, thought/s, concept, philosophical approaches why resort to use multiple words and expressions to convey the same thing.

Personally, I feel the beauty of, grandeur of and the maximum number of users and domains in which the English language is used are attributable to a very great extent to its willingness and ability to absorb, assimilate and adopt words and expressions from many languages and allow them to permeate permanently in certain contexts.

I also feel that the recipient or reader must take the trouble of finding out the exact meaning new words and expressions that he/she encounters.

I have gathered, like many addicts of linguistics, etymologies and lexicology many excellent expressions in many languages which are so nice that there is neither any harm in adopting nor in using them in any context.

For example an Italian friend of mine admonished me for using words like bribe and corruption during UPA regime, instead he asked me to say, “ Busterella” [Italian term for ‘Envelop stuffed with money given as bribe] and I said it is a
“Mokita” [ Word from a language called Kivila, spoken in Papua New Guinea meaning  “the truth we all know but agree not to talk about.”]

There are many ways of attracting and appealing to sensitivities and sensibilities of the receiver.

 It is done by adding aesthetic aspects to any art either through individual improvisations or imaginations or innovations or through repeated and refined reuse of some abstract elements or bombastic frills to project a style and create a niche of elitism or identity.
Even within the same language certain new expressions render as endangered species certain very easily and universally comprehensible generic expressions.

For example the mere term ‘Changes or changing trends’ have been replaced by ‘paradigm shifts’.

In additions to naturally evolving changes required to adapt to emerging new contexts and newer domains of human activities, there are also these types of affected usages [like paradigm shift] to replace the existing words and expressions.

This arena is further crowded by the ejection of multitude of carefully crafted nuanced new connotations [too far removed from the denotation, and devoid of any etymological justification] assigned to certain terminologies by the new breed of professionals known as ‘agenda setters, the dinosaur like predatory [but selective in their prey] mass opinion molding narrative peddlers who contradictorily are moving in the safe sanctuaries of main stream media [MSM] houses and they also go about appropriating lofty terms like intellectuals, scholars, liberals and so on.

There is no counter to this terminological terrorism because it operates from safe sanctuaries.

The nibbling of terminologies portraying greatness by these termites or bugaboo
[Media sponsored opinion nibblers] has squeezed out the sap of greatness attached to those terms. [‘Bugaboo’ is an American English term for an object of fear or alarm in both the literal and figurative sense is from Jamaican word for scary insects]

There are, and preferably there cannot be or must not be any hard and fast rule, either in punctuation or usage of words and expressions, especially if they restrict the free flow of thoughts and ideas in specific contexts.

However, we cannot totally ignore the importance and role of certain reasonable [a highly relative term in this context] broad guild lines in punctuation, grammar, and word usage that enable and enhance the recipient or the reader to understand better without too much of ambiguity.

Having said all the above there are certain inherent inadequacies and illogicalities in every language in some aspects of every language and they get further mutilated when a non native speakers use those languages.

Let us confine ourselves to English, which is not a native language of most Indians, most struggle, and rightly so, the illogicality of prepositions in many expressions and the real meaning of certain idioms.

Neither the usage of words and expressions nor the evolving connotations beyond and besides strictly etymological justifications can be stopped and let the language to get petrified, if that had happened then the language would not have expanded its influence and superior importance. I am tempted to quote what David Crystal writes in his books WORD, WORDS, WORDS and THE STORIES OF ENGLISH wherein he shares certain interesting of information like these:- “ words science, conscience and shit all had originally common etymology”, and  “It remains a lexicological puzzle why some words were accepted and some rejected. We do not know how to account for the linguistic ‘survival of the fittest’. Both impede and expede were introduced during the same period as well as disabuse and disadorn, but in each of these pairs the first item stayed in the language and the second did not”.

Yes indeed words have eternal wings, enormous power and phoenix like survival instincts.

Articulation is one of the greatest arts which can enhance or extinguish anything.

But equally powerful are the interpretations, connotations with contextual relevance, perceptions, frames of references used to perceive and perspectives, ability look beyond and beneath the words and many other factors.

It is therefore, important to pay very minute attention to the nuances and learn the art of diplomatic articulation.

At the end of the day, even if we are not able to create a great impact or convince and make others accept our stand or a particular stand, at least we must be able to get across what we intend to convey to others in a way that they can grasp or preferably how we want them to grasp.

The earth may be rotating on its own axis but the world is getting rotated by multitude of axes of various versions and carefully crafted narratives.

Words evolve and live only in an environment created by literature and other contexts that involve dominant human activities.

That’s why, if we travel with or through the words we will know that many centuries ago vocabularies in most languages were dominated by mythological, religious and hunting terminologies, then wars and battles, followed by philosophical discourse, science, economics, politics, advancing technologies like internet and so on.

Mathematician Theodor Molien was fluent in German, Estonian, French, Swedish, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Norwegian.  He said, “Read a hundred novels in a language,” he liked to say, “and you will know that language.”

In political arena very few focus on economic development, social engineering for improvement of living conditions for as many as possible and instead some of them are concentrating on verbal articulation.

So, in that process, we are bound to encounter variety of styles including bombastic language and using obscure terms etc.

The Telesis [n. the intelligent direction of effort toward the achievement of an end] decides the curve of articulation and the nature of vocabulary used.

I wish the readers to also read authors like Steven Pinker, David crystal on linguistics besides the usually prescribed linguistics books and authors.

Further dressing of appreciation of language can emerge through reading of ‘Aesthetics and the Theory of Criticism: Selected Essays of Arnold Isenberg’ By Arnold Isenberg

Two of my own write ups on the same topic ‘Marriage’, first one written in a totally affected style when I was in the final year of my schooling as an exercise of challenge among our friends as to who can write a free verse with maximum number of difficult words and the second one really what I felt after attending a wedding a few years back.

Neither fastidious scrutiny of grammatical correctness nor the most easily comprehensible expressions can act as sanctifying authority to impose any specific style as that would stifle free flow of expression.

Usages of specific terminologies depend on context, purpose and individual style.

However, if you want to know anyone’s natural reaction and spontaneous language, take him out of the comfort zone and making him take a walk in beach and unleash some ten [10] hounds and then record the language or screams that he utters in any language or ask him to take ten [10] rounds of rum on the rocks and let him speak.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Major socio-psychological disorder is attention seeking sensationalism

Major socio-psychological disorder is attention seeking sensationalism

In the present day atmosphere of  overcrowded and over enthusiastic free distribution of opinions by anyone with access to some media be it the totally biased multiple MSMs [Main Stream Media houses both in print and visual] or the billions of SM [Social Media] avenues, attention seeking sensationalism is a very hard to resist temptation.

However, the other side of this issue is that everything and everyone gets evaluated and judged through multiple frames of references with various motives and in various aspects.

Invariably in most cases reason gets bypassed in the din of opinions, counter opinions, evaluations, judgmental sweeping provocative statements, ideological identity based narrow cherry picking of issues, words, statements, actions and reactions etc which get selectively magnified for mass consumption and spiced with an attractive aroma of sensationalism which is predominantly superficial .

These are done intentionally for mass consumption by masking many complete and comprehensive in depth view of reality and ramifications.

The most overpowering spices in this are well nuanced and clich├ęd coining of slogans and statements which keep on recycling and repeating ad nausea and provocative visuals both of which have the potential to prioritize in such a way that they can to turn a very calm issue into a catastrophic crisis or at least preoccupy the mind space of every individual.

This is a major socio-psychological disorder that the very perpetrators must stop, which is very unlikely, as it provides the fodder for their hidden agenda or remote controlled manipulators.

However, some seriously concerned people can and must educate the victims to this disorder suitably or divert by prioritizing sanity and humane values over these sensational superficialities.

It becomes really sad when this disorder permeates into even institutions and individuals who are looked upon to maintain order. 

Friday, January 26, 2018



While all of us feel the need for unity, what unity needs is feeling for all by all.

We all must consciously be willing to agree to disagree and disagree to agree.

Now let us find out why realization of unity and oneness mostly remain in speech and writing and not practiced in real life?

Can this be changed through any method or in multiple ways?

This has been the attempt, or at least the claim, of many realms of ideological processes of social engineering wished and worked upon by individuals and institutions be they religious, political, commercial, cultural, socio-economic policies, many good idealistic ideas etc.

Each realm was dominated by its own priorities and compulsions rightly or wrongly.

But one thing is sure the initiation itself must emanate from calmness and not anger; it must sincerely seek peace and harmony through sanity for the happy cohabitation of whole of humanity.

The above statement may sound more like a didactic sermon or a utopia but that is the least controversial approach that anyone can adopt towards trying to bring about oneness through peace and harmony.

It is anytime better than starting with provocative verbal attacks, histrionics reactions to historical blunders and trying to find intellectual solutions to purely emotional issues and injecting emotionalism to purely rational issues.

All these are further complicated and obfuscated by the many dimensions of international politics each having multiple dynamics and all of them operating with varying degrees of intensities with hoards of hidden agenda and loads of lurking suspicions; multitudinous murky deals and multifarious manipulations; simmering discontent and seething enmity; ulterior malign motives and exterior benign masks; intrigues of identity politics and poly tricks of politics; working hard to bring in uniformity and homogenization to unleash hegemony instead of harmonizing variety and so on.  
Instead we may try these following small steps when we encounter everything and everyone:-observing with a child -like curiosity, approaching with a nurse–like concern to a fire accident victim, experimenting with a scientist-like research orientation, experiencing with a sports-man like spirit while in action and motion, trying to learn and to discover with an unbiased tourist –like enthusiasm in a foreign land, deciphering it with a mathematician –like measurements, executing with a carefulness of neuro-surgeon like precision starting from the very first attempt and expressing freely with literary scholar-like perspectives and perceptions based on multiple frames of references and through grasping facts with an attitude to understand and articulate such an understanding unambiguously and diplomatically taking into consideration the prevailing contextual relevance and the sensitivities and sensibilities of  as many as possible.

There could be certain advantages in this process as only plain facts and stark realities are placed on the table putting aside all biases based on any of the beliefs, ideologies, doctrines, multitude of –isms, opinions, historical evidences etc.

Besides, this process also ensures passion based involvement; compassion imbued performance and subconsciously internalized dispassion devoid of attachment to the outcome.

Even if evaluations and post mortem happen they may be devoid of or with minimal infusion of opinionated, imagined or prejudicial perceptions.  

Anything not indicated above you may find in links given below with sub links, some of which are repetitive, which explore further in detail from multiple perspectives, the topic of Oneness with its inevitable and inherent attributes of Unity and Division the two inseparable twins operating with hearts of Love and Fear; pampered by the parents of Comforts and Complaints; the former fed by the Promises of prosperity and pleasure and the later Presented and provoked by constant victimhood peddling.

                                 Division and Oneness

Unity, Peace, Harmony amid Variety- a heady cocktail

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Healthy wings needed to soar beyond unhealthy narratives of Left wing or Right wing

Healthy wings needed to soar beyond unhealthy narratives of Left wing or Right wing.

It is unhealthy to carry on with existing narratives in politics and media.

It is unhealthy if humanity does not realize that it needs sanity more than any particular identity.

It is unhealthy if political and media narratives- while inevitably using some identity based steps tend to stop or to slip or to slide down rather than climb up with sanity.

It is unhealthy when debates and discussions resort to visceral vitriol vindicated by the votaries of identity politics of various hues, colors and ideologies.

It is unhealthy because the self proclaimed representatives of the masses, through either the Left wing praxis of pseudo liberal appropriations and assigning of labels or virulent feverish provocations by Right wing advocates, dominate the narratives.

It is unhealthy to stuff such approaches and extrapolations to everything that the free birds of discourse and the splendorous feathers of aesthetic creations can never take flight and soar into realms of any sane unbiased zones as it will be Left overburdened with weight of one wing and Right away pulled by the overbearing of another wing.

It is unhealthy when both groups slide into snide dismissals rather than direct arguments.

It is unhealthy if we do not realize that the present practical difficulties faced by individuals and societies need solutions and not seeking endorsement by or to be sanctified by any specific ideology- however great or good that may be.

It is unhealthy that militancy without being curtailed is made to move from a mere posture into a well organized program.

It is unhealthy that radicalism without being admonished outright gets rewarded.

It is unhealthy if we are not aware that in human history till date no single ideology or institution or inscription of individual can be defined as some panacea which can claim to offer a tailor made template but with a universal cure –all, correct –all, comfort –all solutions embedded in it!

It is unhealthy if we do not realize  that human race is far more than the opportunities it is consciously aware of as Jean Paul Sartre provides the example of the young man who puts his hand on his first date's hand. She, who does not really know him yet, must either leave her hand there or remove it. Either choice reveals something not part of her consciousness. We are far more than the limited opportunities present in the world.

It is unhealthy when we either deny or defy the importance of anyone or anything or any ideology as each may have evolved to fulfill a specific need and may fit in some gap in the jigsaw puzzle called life.

It is unhealthy if we are not sensible to not to hurt the sensitivities of others.

It is unhealthy not to be open to a wide variety of ideas, observations from multitude of sources and nothing stops us from planning to properly relate with everyone and everything to facilitate the understanding of meaning of life.

It is unhealthy if we do not know that the meaning of life which is after all the result of churning of the outer world by the inner self or the way inner self relates with the outer world in all its multiple manifestations.

It is unhealthy if we do not realize that our inner self is a combination of heart (body) mind (conscious awareness) and soul. Heart itself is wonderfully referred to as HRUDAYA in Sanskrit which is one of the most perfect terms to indicate both the physical and psychological functionality of the heart. Meaning of "Hrudaya" from the Bruhadaranya Upanishad: 'Hru' means to bring. This involves bringing impure blood from the body to the heart. 'Da' means to give, involves giving pure blood to the body. 'Ya' means to set right all the activities and maintain the stability of the body. 

It is unhealthy if we do not realize the inevitable fact of life and stark reality is that whatever we may have planned or planning to plan may not be the plan that unfolds in life in all spheres of life irrespective of whatever label we may give to such state of affairs: - as fate or destiny or we may wish and try to ignore it or work hard to justify it. This does not mean or need not necessarily lead to the conclusion that we must not plan and that there is no use in planning.

Healthy conditions can be planned and programmed if those scripting any political narrative realize to do away with the outdated dichotomy of Left and Right because life, especially socio-cultural and economic life, has many dimensions each having its own dynamics and in addition there are also those emanating from intersectionality and interactions and all of these manifest themselves with varying degrees of intensity. Fortunately life and all its concomitant evolutions happen despite and beyond the blinkered narratives peddled by status quo addicts of trite dichotomies and have made visible various options between, besides, beneath and above those dichotomies, and these may strengthen the wings and enable the discourse to soar into unbiased zones and offer some solutions to many present day problems faced by humanity.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Education – the academic, commercial, ideological and political aspects of it.

Education – the academic, commercial, ideological and political aspects of it.

Unfortunately there can be no fit-all homogenized or universal pattern of education.

Every activity is either commercialized or politicized;

The variations are only a matter of degrees.

So, most of those in the business of education must be clear about certain things without any hidden agenda or claiming to be the exclusive saints of integrity or honesty.

Adjustments [a convenient nuanced synonym for compromises, expediencies, hypocrisies] are inevitable, but how far one does? And how much of what one does disturbs or brings disrepute to the whole domain [here it is academic educational institutions] has to be monitored and managed.

Unloving criticism or uncritical love of any measure as well as over generalization or over simplification will do more harm than good.

We need to have clarity about why we want a specific education?

We also need to know the multiple dimensions and dynamics of education.

We need to evolve a system of imparting education that will fit into the 21st century scheme of things

We need to re-emphasize values, real values, not merely ideologically justifiable ones.

We need to change the following attitude socially

We need to understand the need to allow more freedom to the hormonally charged passionate youth without restraining them in the name of 18th century notions of discipline.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

India may play a major role in the future global economic development

First the task at hand must be clearly understood.

It is neither crystal clear nor offers any simple concept or idea with axiomatic certitude nor does it reveal any atavistic tendencies.

However, the need of the hour is economic development with concern to make a lovable life now and deliver a livable planet for posterity taking into consideration simultaneously the sensitivities attached to past through history.

In a way any type of social engineering has to straddle three time zones the past, present and future.

So, political leaders will have to maneuver through these three domains scrupulously, namely: - Economics, Politics and History to create the necessary Social Engineering to sustain both balance for all human centric activities and also ensure to let all other species to live and create a sustainable development.

There are both positives and problems that can emerge out of many of the great modern facilities available like the huge advancement in technology.

8 Vital Points for a new era beyond managers

 I feel there is lot of wisdom in the following piece which Phenella writes in “The Unwritten Comedy”.

“To be ignorant of many things is expected
 To know you are ignorant of many things is the beginning of wisdom.
 To know a category of things of which you are ignorant is the beginning of     learning.
 To know the details of that category of things of which you are ignorant is to no   longer be ignorant.” 

                                            1. Inevitable laws

Life’s evolutionary aspirations are tossed between repetitions and changes.

“In the end nothing less than the whole of everything can be the truth of                            anything at all”- William James

A great quote by H.P. Lovecraft, in The Call of Cthulhu “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

“Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true.” ― Ram Dass.

Life is an unmapped atlas which gets its maps based on our choices, beliefs, actions, reactions, thoughts, attitudes etc and it is our hands to make each one of these continents as great and as good as possible.

                                         2. Bad, worse and worst

So, any mental fixation in any domain is bad; status quo addiction to such fixations is worse and worst is to extrapolate anything and everything with such fixations is worst.

“We live in a changing universe, and few things are changing faster than our conception of it”-Timothy Ferris

“There is no tomorrow. There is only a planet turning on its axis, and a creature given to optimistic fancies”-Robert Brault

William Lyon Phelps puts it, “One of our secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute”. 

Or as Thomas H. Huxley says, “Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.”

                     3.We cannot deny or defy the importance of anything

We cannot predict all emerging trends and therefore much less prepare for any change with a bunch of known factors as trend predictions is yet to evolve with scientific precision

The great visionaries and votaries of change who  form an important part of evolution’s inevitable stride with its inherent necessity for change  have been effecting changes very carefully as a neurosurgeon would handle his surgical knife.

They acknowledge first that in any domain stereotyped, trite, redundant aspects cannot be allowed to be fossilized or ossified but they have to evolve, like everything else, by wading through the tides of trends –which could be contributory, complementary, contrasting, conflicting, contaminating etc- with the oars of compulsions and compromises and sail smoothly and safely to ensure the fundamental and basic principles or inherent aspects are kept intact and appropriate doses of  innovations or improvements or changes  are introduced to ensure that there is a subtle transformation through a  smooth transition from status quo but not away from or apart from it.

Because in every domain of life the status quo addicts wield a  great influence so whatever change is effected must be presented as an important part of life and ensure it create a very powerful impact to intoxicate the status quo lovers to forget their past addiction for at least brief moments through various forms of expressions, enticing and emotionally appealing activities, infusion of intellectual ideas to unravel  the multiple meanings of life as journey of life’s experiencing, acting and interacting with all its tools like body, mind, emotions etc.

“Everything changes as you move through three stages of awareness:
first, that beliefs are the result of conditions;
second, that beliefs are the cause of conditions;
and third, that beliefs are themselves conditions.”― Eric Micha'el Leventhal

To me economics, like many things in life, is all about unbiased observations, unprejudiced perceptions, doing away with defensive statistical justifications, cutting off camouflaging irrelevant logical fallacies, chaffing off bombastic jargons, curtailing the instinct to churn out untested or untestable theories  and instead engage in interpretations of all the observed facts  uninfluenced by any ideological affiliations taking into consideration various factors that impact and/or involved in these facts appropriate to the context and relevant to the region.

                     4. Evolution is the final judge and it is a process

Whatever terminology we may adopt or whatever vocabulary we use to define any emerging phenomenon or trend it is ultimately the play of evolution in the domain of organizational or administrative structure.

Life in its entirety in general is a mere train in the grand unending and unknown track of evolution. This process of evolutionary trend is obvious and it throws up various options.

Among them what survives, what disappears or what emerges anew are all, again, dependent on various factors which defy over simplification or over generalization or homogenization to facilitate human understanding.  This is precisely what the first great biologist Darwin, had the honesty and humility to declare, “Variation proposes and selection disposes.”

Steven Pinker on Evolution of the mind explains better than anyone the process involved in evolutionary trends:-

Certainly humans didn't evolve to their present state in one instant, in one fell swoop, because we know that our ancestors, the species like Homo erectus and Homo habilis already had a pretty big brain for a primate of that size. They were already using tools. They were almost certainly cooperating with one another. So it's not as if our species was the first to do it; it was building on some earlier stepping stones.
And it's unlikely that it happened all at once. You have to remember that not every creature that was evolving left behind its skull or its tools for our convenience tens of thousands of years later. Most bones or most tools rot or get buried and are never found again. So the earliest date at which we find some fossil or artifact is not the point at which the species first appeared; it was probably doing its thing for many tens of thousands of years before we were lucky enough to find something that it left behind that lasted to the present day.”

Steven Pinker “describes the self-described field of evolutionary psychology as a stepping stone toward this end. He calls for more integration with evolutionary genetics and more generally the fully rounded approach associated with Nobel Laureate Niko Tinbergen, who stressed that all evolved traits should be studied from functional, mechanistic, developmental and phylogenetic perspectives. He also shares his own best idea that has not yet received the attention that it deserves.”

 5. Contexts created by change change the characteristics of the contexts

The most important wisdom is to make the necessary adjustments to emerging changes and contexts.

There are certain universal mantras from which no one can veer away humanity’s preference they are change and the constantly changing context created by that change along with its many concomitant characters like comforts, convenience, benefits, utility, profit, happiness, pleasure etc.

All wisdom and value systems must be woven around these universal mantras or at least relevant to these. Otherwise something else will replace all values, wisdom, principles, practices etc.

Time and change have become inevitable part of our life because through them, either as measuring tools or as describing our observations, we grasp or try to express and explain the inevitable metamorphosis of life.

And the only easily cognizable reality is life unfolding itself constantly through various manifestations of its magnificent metamorphosis.

‘The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.’ — Alan Watts

‘They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.’— Andy Warhol

‘The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.’— Alfred North Whitehead

There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind you are the one who hears it”- M.Singer

“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing”.―A. Watts

 “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.” - Gerry Spence.

6. Civilization in its totality is nothing but evolving trends and trending changes

No individual life is permanent and nothing is a panacea for any aspect of living

In very simplistic terms the earliest known periods of civilization human beings had less communication, less information, less knowledge, more brutality, more animalistic  life style with little to care about the requirements of resources for usage and survival;
Slowly and steadily life on this planet earth [wrong term though seventy percent -70% is water] started becoming more and more human centric, sometimes at the cost of life of other species and the environment.

This excessive and exclusive focus on human life neglecting other life forms made human beings to device tools, equipments and technologies to make life more comfortable in multiple ways and threw up many pleasant support systems to render living smoother.

Initially they started as greedy instincts to have and posses more resources and areas leading to too many silly wars;

Followed by collective emotional entertainments leading to many traditional and cultural art forms;

Followed by urge to communicate to generate common utilities leading to reduction in number of languages so that more people could be communicated to;

Followed by fear of the unknown aspects of life leading to creation of many gods, gods out of heroic and exemplary figures, religions and rituals;

Followed by age of reason to rationalize beyond belief systems to enable collective living and enhanced understanding unhindered by any ideological identity based restrictions;

Followed by parleys into experimenting with different social systems/political systems to live together with justifiable contribution to and share from the resources;

Followed by scientific discoveries to enhance understanding and help living and life, away from and besides the clutches of religions and traditions;

Followed by in the recent centuries, dominance based on initially economic and commercial prosperity and multiple means to achieve them;

Followed by various means at national levels through discoveries of more resources and raw materials useful for human life, through real industrialization, improved and increased agricultural production;

Followed by inevitable adaptation of advanced technologies;

Followed by dominance through military power trying to loot readymade where these things are available and so on;

Following all these developments will make us realize that there are wide varieties of options to lift human race up with all their pleasant complexities;

But then in each of these there are multiple steps which must not be confused as stops.

                                 7. Value of vocabulary or words

At any cost no one can afford to discount the value of vocabulary then it may cost a lot because words used in any context or domain are important as  they set the narrative and even influence thinking but we also need to look beyond and behind the connotations of the words.

Ansel Adams says, “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept” and I would like to add there is nothing worse than masking a stark reality with vague concepts.

Words may emerge without any frills and with clarity to enhance our understanding or may be encircled with protective cover to ensure that they do not go out and change their meaning or may still get corroded and eroded in due course and look changed from their original meaning or may try to hold the original meaning/s in all its dimensions with its own walls of protective dynamics or may have their inner dynamics, at times unexplainable, of many blocks of connotations or may have their own ways, irrespective of whatever we may or may not do. And at times newer, different and multiple meanings pop up outside all walls and out of all blocks;

If we study them and their evolution in terms of usage in different contexts and the meaning in which they are used they help us learn many other sciences of human race.

                                                   A Word also
Sometimes carries within it some affinity to its etymological root;
Sometimes it gets exalted due to the deft handling of it by great writers, philosophers, linguists and others;
Sometimes it gets struck up in a vital context;
Sometimes it also acts as the very fulcrum of certain contexts;
Sometimes it unfolds hitherto unraveled dimensions of its original meaning;
Sometimes it exquisitely spreads its wings to fly and catch the subtle nuances which bring out the various facets of its overall splendor;
Sometimes it embellishes and establishes through experiences newer meanings;
Sometimes a newer connotation gets added to the word in its journey through how it is perceived by socio- cultural acceptance and assimilation;
Sometimes it establishes its life because of its relationship to some other words or as a part of a popular idiom or phrase;
Sometimes it keeps modifying itself aesthetically to survive or supplement some specific situation;
Sometimes it unshackles its fetters and acquires several new meanings totally disconnected from its original DNA to sustain the life of something else.
Sometimes , in this process, it not only blurs its own identity as well as that of what it wanted to sustain beyond recognition but  also gets totally delinked from its very root [ as in the case of the word ‘religion’];
Sometimes its plasticity is optimally used to refer to a multitude of emotions, feelings, situations, thoughts and ideas some of which could be totally contradictory;
Sometimes it elastically expands to give space in its womb to give birth to new jargon or new idioms or phrases;
Sometimes it gets married to some other words and in its proliferation of love, lives to copulate and cohabit with a stranger, quiet oblivious of its own identity in that romantic movement.

8. The beauty of life consists in the unknowns and the unending searches and researches –the unending process of evolutionary trends in everything.

We must remember that we owe to so many souls that have made our evolution to enhance from Kuru disease generators [this disease happens because of cannibalism] to cyber Guru Venerators.

So, it would be better even academic scholarship follows certain well chartered paths understanding these and tunes to frequencies with more adaptability, prioritizing  empirical evidences, rationally  justifiable and practically applicable/ implementable /useful proposals.

It is preferable to immerse any topic or subject matter, primarily and basically with its intrinsic elements/components/aspects/attributes intact, into a cauldron which has a mixture of all these:-

     knowledge based analysis,limited perception based on frames of reference and scales of observation, skepticism , criticism, intellectual scrutiny, compassionate emotionalism, humane socialism, rational thinking, contextual relevance [ which includes too many components] traditions, practical viability, psychological comfort, aesthetic sensitivity, scientific scrutiny backed by empirical evidence, in certain cases universal applicability and so on.

Then, with these we must churn the cauldron without clinging on to any particular restrictive bias based on any identity emanating from social, cultural or political or religious or ideological preferences. 

This process inevitably will bring out lot of outputs. We can exercise our freedom and sometimes select and choose some of the outputs. 

Sometimes the outputs will draw us. Sometimes away from all or any of our intended searches and seeking, outside the circle of these known paradigms, almost tangentially serendipity will drag us to an oasis of serene clarity. 

At all costs the intrinsic attributes must be the predominant factor so that whatever is thrown into the cauldron and however it is churned, the ultimate output must include those attributes so that evaluation is not distorted or desperately doctored to fit into any predefined and expected outcome. 

So, what pans out ultimately depends on various factors and aspects some of which are explainable within the ken of logical and rational thinking but some things can also linger sometimes into territories beyond these. 

However, we must scrupulously avoid these pitfalls namely:- 

Mutilating the facts, analyzing them with preconceived notions or prejudices, generalizing the particular and particularizing the general, approaching facts with unloving criticism or uncritical love, evaluating facts with our pet isms or philosophies, resorting to irrelevant statistical justifications, unleashing unworkable utopia, mask them with logical fallacies, mute them in pleasant jargons, give historical or scriptural justifications blindly, comprehend with confirmation bias or pre-conceived conclusions, trying to over simplify the complicated and over complicate the simple factors/aspects, relying on conjectures, gambling without any rules, plans, perspectives, methods, measures etc