The Brain Never Gets Tired
The feeling of fatigue after a cognitively exhaustive day is quite ubiquitous in people. It is a radical change in the kind of "tiredness" experienced by the people in the past centuries. Surprisingly, your brain never gets tired. From where does the feeling of 'burnout' arrives after a workday? Is it the effect of physical fatigue that ensconces inside neurons? To add some weight to our following assertions, I would like to present a snippet from the book Deep Work by Cal Newport -
Reversal of Social Charisma
The numbers are killing you. Futile scrolling over the tabs you've already gone through seems inevitable. Like, shares, views, or comments are the numbers on which your happiness depends. What is up with these numbers? These obsessions indicate the impact of social media and numbers on us. When I started reading on Medium, my reading list was filled with superfluous articles on self-help, productivity, etc. After trotting over twenty such articles, the point which always squeezed its way inside the article was Social Media. These apps are cajoling you into their web, and it's nothing less than Folie à deux between you and your Instagram. Astonishingly, involving only one living person.
10 Serial Killers Who Were Doctors
Doctors are regarded as human gods. They can save a person's life by their expertise in medical science. They have an expert understanding of the fragility of human body. But what if a practitioner starts using his understanding of medical science in an evil way? They have access to a wide range of lethal instruments and toxic drugs. And some of them develop egos and pride fed by the feelings of control over someone's life and death.
A Snag Named Hindsight
Most people can't perceive the accurate results of a future circumstance before it happens because there might be plenty of variables in your formulation for the prediction, which might change with time. You only know the constants which plug into your brain to perceive a future event, but you don't know anything about variables. No one can sense a situation beforehand because all its consequences are only revealed after its occurrence, right? Let's try to answer that.
Can Beauty Come Out of Ashes?
Celine Dion asked a question in her song "Ashes" - Can the beauty come out of ashes? If we try to answer this question on a literal basis, the answer is Yes. Ashes can indeed be an ingredient in your skincare recipe. Yes, you read it right. Many different types of ashes found all over the world can be utilized to make your skin "better." Don't confuse "better" with "fair," and I think it's high time to avoid using these terms. Anyways, let's talk about what do I mean by better skin without digressing further.
Steer Clear of Parkinson’s Law
In most timetables or to-do-lists, people always assign time slots for any task. It seems like a pretty efficient way to complete your mission and provides you the proper routine to follow, but how often do you really follow your timetable? Even if you do, on what basis you decide the amount of time is required for a particular task? Are you giving superfluous time to some tasks? Is it affecting your productivity and efficiency? Keep these questions in your mind.
Uncovering the Hidden Reasons Behind Marriages
Suppose you got married, what’s different from your earlier life? You were having fun with the same woman or man a week ago. Maybe you were in a live-in relationship, so you were staying together too. What has changed now? Many people may answer that the couple proved their commitment by marrying. In precise, they won’t “leave each other now.” Why is this marriage needed to show the commitment? Is marriage another way to kill negative contingencies about your partner? Have you married your partner to shut other doors?
Stop Normalizing Gaslighting
It’s good to mold your beliefs into something better, taking advice from an experienced person about anything helps you change your thought process, and you should take plenty of advice from people. Parents help their kids understand things that the kids misunderstand, which involves healthy advisory sessions and seldom involves scolding if their kids don’t obey. This process of molding the wrong belief into something better involves reinforcement and punishment psychology.