Be Rational Minded!

<c []).push({If one devalues rationality the world tends to fall apart- Rationality is not one of this industry’s attributes-Scott Hamilton-

,Definition, Rationality and Structure are ways of seeing. But they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing. –A.R. Hammons:

 ..“Rationality is that a good rationale must be independent of emotions, personal feelings or any kind of instincts. Any process of evaluation or analysis, that may be called rational, is expected to be highly objective, logical and “mechanical”. If these minimum requirements are not satisfied i.e. if a person has been, even slightly, influenced by personal emotions, feelings, instincts or culturally specific, moral codes and norms, then the analysis may be termed irrational, due to the injection of subjective bias.-A.C.Grayling, A Famous Philosopher-

 “Happiness is not to be achieved at the command of emotional whims. Happiness is not the satisfaction of whatever irrational wishes you might blindly attempt to indulge. Happiness is a state of non-contradictory joy—a joy without penalty or guilt, a joy that does not clash with any of your values and does not work for your own destruction, not the joy of escaping from your mind, but of using your mind’s fullest power, not the joy of faking reality, but of achieving values that are real, not the joy of a drunkard, but of a producer. Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing but rational actions.” –Ayn Rand

According to Dictionary.com,The Free online English Dictionary: Rational mindedness means and includes::

ra·tion·al (răsh′ə-nəl)

adj.

1. Having or exercising the ability to reason.

2. Influenced by reasoning rather than by emotion.

 3. Of sound mind; sane.

4. Based on scientific knowledge or theory rather than practical observation.

or to the higher thought processes

                                 All modern democracies including India in their constitutions provide for inculcating scientific temper among all their citizens.

                                 In my view being Rationalminded means having analytical and critical mindedness in each and every process of decision making in our life based on sound logic and reasons supported by proof of predominantly science or other theoretical knowledge and being objective rather than being subjective

                               Every one of us should cultivate scientific temper or spirit of inquiry in all matters of life and in all walks of life and then be able to achieve their constructive goals and targets based on sound logic, scientific proof and cogent reasons..

                             I advocate India and other developing countries should make Education accessible to one and all for at subsidized cost and we should strive to attain 100% functional literacy in India apart from making knowledge of “English and Science”, compulsory for all citizens.

                             For achieving this- we should have exclusive and dedicated Science TV channels national, regional and private promoting and inculcating scientific temper among the masses through interesting plays, puppetry, lyrics, movies Quiz Contests related to science and thereby eradicate all superstitions based on ignorance, innocence and irrationality.

 

Many Indians have blind superstitions regarding ghosts, Solar and Lunar eclipses, Astrology, Palmistry, Numerology, Religion, Castes, Race, Male being superior to female, Black Magic and Witchcraft etc etc

                       Unless, India and other developing countries overcome these blind superstitious maladies we can’t achieve real progress.

 Hence, read a lot and read only good and high quality books including Science related books fiction or otherwise and cultivate a spirit of inquiry, positive-mindedness and rational thinking in your approach to life based on sound logic and reasons supported by Scientific proof..

Taking an objective well- reasoned decision in each and every aspect of life is the key to success in life. Have Positive and constructive goals!Be Positive and rational minded and practice scientific temper henceforth. Insist on Raison- d’être for everything and be successful!

 

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