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The conventional mind

The conventional mind HISTORY

By WAQAS AHMADPublished 8 months ago 3 min read
The conventional mind
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  • Alice Howe was a typical craftsman in the US city of Massa Chochusas. He was born in 1819. And he died in just 45 years. But he gave the world something that created a revolution in the manufacture of cloth.

"'It was the sewing machine that he invented in 1845.'"

The machine built by Alice Howe had a hole at the root of the needle for threading, as is usually the case with hand needles. For thousands of years, man has been piercing the root of the needle. Therefore, when Alice Howe developed the sewing machine, she also made a stitch towards the root, according to common practice. Due to this, his machine was not working properly. In the beginning, he could only sew shoes with his machine. Sewing clothes was not possible on this machine.

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Alice remained in the same state for a long time, but there was no solution in her understanding. Finally he had a dream that solved his problem.

He dreamed that men of a barbarian tribe had captured him and ordered him to build a sewing machine within 24 hours or he would be killed. He tried. But he could not prepare the machine within the stipulated period. When the time was up, the clansmen rushed to kill him. He had a spear in his hand. When Howe looked carefully, there was a hole at the tip of each spear. Seeing this, he fell asleep.

Howe got the start. Like a spear, he made a hole towards the tip of his needle and put a thread in it. Now the problem was solved. The machine was not working because the hole of the thread was at the top. It started working well after making a hole at the bottom.

The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century saw technical developments reshape economies and society. The conventional mentality has developed to value efficiency, development, and the conviction that science and technology can enhance human life.

Howe's problem was that he could not think beyond the conventional mind. He was understanding that what has been going on for thousands of years is right. When his subconscious showed the other side of the picture, he understood the matter and solved it immediately. When a person devotes himself to a task. So he finds its secrets in the same way as the person in question found it.

With the development of the internet and digital technologies, the twenty-first century brought forth the Information Age. A massive influx of knowledge, increased global connectedness, and the emergence of social media are currently challenging the traditional mind and have had a significant impact on communication and collective awareness.

Postmodernism, which emphasizes the subjectivity of knowledge and experience and challenges the idea of objective truth, rose to prominence in the latter half of the 20th century. Intellectuals like Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault challenged accepted conventions, which caused the conventional mind to become divided and different.The conventional mind underwent significant changes in the 20th century. Human rights, individuality, and personal freedom have come to be prioritized as a result of secularism and the loss of religion. Psychological ideas, such as those of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, probed the depths of the human mind and had an impact on how people behave.


The development of the conventional mind illustrates the diverse range of human cognition, from legendary beliefs through logical deduction and postmodern deconstruction. Every age has profoundly influenced how we as a society see the world and ourselves. It is crucial to acknowledge the importance of this past and to accept how human cognition is constantly evolving as we go forward in time. We can negotiate the complexity of the present and imagine a more enlightened and accepting future for future generations by comprehending our past.

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