How long are we not going to Admit Our Confirmation Bias?

Scenario 1:

You Have logged in Instagram, to check your feed, and just like that, fifteen minutes zaps by!

Scenario 2:

You have logged in to YouTube, and you keep on viewing the videos that are being dished out to you, endlessly just to realise that it’s already 3 am!

We All have gone through both the above scenario, especially the YouTube rabbit hole is a never-ending trap.

Now, question arises, what has these to do with confirmation bias? The quick answer is everything!

Imagine, the cave dwelling prehistoric chimp never collected fire from.

We can imagine this process might have been the most precarious and inconvenient moment of its life until then.

Now imagine if some other chimp wouldn’t have to figure out a way to light it by him/herself.

We can imagine how inconvenient the experiments would have been. It might have been marginally ostracizing as well, given prehistoric chimp society.

We would have been a part of dystopian society, tied up to a fire distributing institution.

Coming back to the moot point, we became “We” because our predecessor took the inconvenient route.

We used to look for a different route to another part of the world, just to prove a point.

The present world dishes everything to us tailor made to our preferences, to serve us better.

All the knowledge of humanity is at our fingertips, but we “decide” to stick to “random assortment of tiktok videos” in YouTube and Instagram reels.

We decide because the system learns that we like to consume those contents, and so it serves.

From the content disbursement platform standpoint, I see no fault.

They are in the business of making us spend more time on their platform so that platform can earn advertising dollars.

It is the consumer who needs to come out of this “comfort” zone of “similar” content.

This unending, disastrous cycle of confirmation bias that leads to being suffocated by “stuff” which kills the very core spark that makes us human.

We need to come out to find out the fire that our long-forgotten chimp forbearer did, he/she came out of the convenient cave, went into a perilous situation of an unknown entity and tried taming it thus giving birth to a civilization which is now regressing back.

Can We Stop Saying “The New Normal” Now

There’s no point in contact continuously saying new normal because there is nothing normal about this “New normal”.

This 2020 has shown us a lot. With more than a crore case and over the Lac deceased with crippling blow to our economy, with subsequent lockdowns, there’s nothing normal about this “New normal”.

Constantly re iterating this statement of “the new normal” is just dreaming. As if we are trying to patronize our own selves by that or a possibility of going back to the previous way of things.

This language is rather a gimmicky marketing term, which creates a hope of the old ways to return. It gives us a certain sense of security, which is practically non-existent.

This new normal statement kind of sanitises the whole mayhem that has been going on for the past one year.

We should accept that there’s nothing normal about the global population standing isolated in their homes, that there’s nothing normal in markets getting closed, celebrations not happening, games getting played in empty stadium.

Rather than longing for something which will never come, we should utilize our inconvenience to change and start working for the future.

Accepting this morbid reality does not mean that this is normal.

Putting a label of normalcy to this entire scheme of things is just playing dumb. It’s like mediocritizing the whole struggle of humanity during this pandemic.

Coping and normalizing are two unique phenomena. We Should observe the situation draw inferences and adapt ourselves to thrive in this new scheme of things.

We need to go back to the drawing board and analyze what has happened in the past 12 months, where we are and what can we do in the next 6 months. We cannot be complacent and think wishfully that this will pass away and will go back to the old way of things

We should re-look at our endeavors, business, and decide whether they’re an asset or have they become a liability. Proper timely planning of an eventual exit might mean preserving the future and creating a new opportunity.

We should weigh both short term and long-term goals and prioritize meticulously. We have to expect the need for resiliency or to cut losses.

Surgical pragmatism is the way of things Now.

We should never try to do everything by our own selves. We should ask for help from experts so we can take judicious calls fortifying our future.

It is up to us; whether we keep on dreaming of the good old days and keep on hoping that they will come back and waste our time or we move ahead creating our own path. The situation is not in our control, but we do have the option of choice to act or not to act.

Dear reader, let’s not spend our time in dreaming. There’s nothing normal about this new normal, and it will never be the old normal again.

Top 5 things to Collect from “The Lean Start up” by Eric Ries

Review of "The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries

Dear reader, Imagine that you in those disaster type movies where you are driving an open jeep and the bridge or the freeway you are on is shaking like you are in an earthquake.

You must drive and reach your destination to save the day. Sounds quite intimidating, right? That driving a start-up to success is

Now, I will assume that you are an entrepreneur or thinking of becoming one that’s why you are here.

So, I will not beat around the bush and try to crunch the whole book in to five top points which I have collected from reading this book.

One caveat is that these are my pebbles I have collected; You might have a different perspective, so after going through the following points, I would suggest that you read it once.

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4 Reasons You should Stop your Positive thinking Jibe Right now

4 Reasons You should Stop your Positive thinking Jibe Right now

Dear reader, the horde of Good morning Posts with Positivity and positive thinking you get to see on Instagram and Facebook and now on WhatsApp., with so much jibe about positivity all around you, don’t you think people must feel very positive right?

The idea is like people having so much cakes and desserts and chocolates; It makes them sweet and nice.

But you will agree this is pure stupidity, then why stuffing ourselves with positivity fluff is not.

Had the positive thinking movement worked, we wouldn’t be so miserable and you would search for a different perspective.

Heck!; You wouldn’t be here in this corner of the internet and reading this post about ramblings against overtly sugary positivity spam.

The whole thing does not work, and it harms you like those sugary delights you keep on having thinking you are having “Health Bars”. Please spare yourselves, you are just fooling yourself here.

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4 Ways Facebook Can Kill Your Imagination

Hey!, if you are here from Facebook, then you must think this is hypocrisy to its maximum. 

But given the reach of this social media behemoth, there is a high probability of you being here from said source. 

Hence, I will ask you to pause for a minute and contemplate, How much time are you spending on Facebook? or any other social platforms that the only way left for me to reach you is via it.

Now coming back to the moot point, how can this benign platform rob you of something precious like imagination, which make us quintessentially human.

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