December 23, 2013
Last time I opened conversation with someone who sounds that he is spying on me. He started his conversation about a movie he watched—it does not sound he watched, but he was told by others who watched and have special interest on me to tell about the story of the movie—in which he said there was a doctor who know about the mental illness of somebody in the movie though many others have tried, but could not detect, and in the process of interaction the doctor ad this person somehow met in the cross section of life, and the person showed interest as to be cured and the doctor asked for funding and the person found out the money proposed by the doctor, and subsidized so that he could be cured since it is this only doctor who know such aspect of this person. And I was wondering as the confusions and the gambling and gamblers in this world.
The irony of telling me this garbage story of this movie, if any, made me to connect the type of personal experience I had in life in which I said to the person—by my deep inside I know what you are trying to deliver, you silly and garbage man—I am not that somebody in that movie who could sponsor such doctor, in the first place I do not have money; in the second place, I am not mentally ill since I know things properly, I function in very normal and human way; I work, I pay my bills, I manage people’s daily activities in the office, beyond that I share my ideas in writing to other people on my personal web blog. I like watching soccer and movies over the weekend and enjoy having conversations with people whom I like to interact and communicate.
And this makes me think regarding those people who think and claim that they know what other people think due to the fact they study psychology or they are psychiatry, which sounds bit tricky if the claim goes solely to the field of study which is misleading since it is possible to know what other people think, but it is not possible to entirely relate such aspect of life with the field since thinking is natural phenomena and knowing what other people think is also a gift people can be naturally bestowed than learn thru training.
What such people could know is they study behavior and thinking for years, they categorize and label people under tags like trade-marks, and the moment they meet someone with given thinking, they categorize and associate with the behavior they studied before, and they put label to that person. This is just what other people claim as the wild guess. For example, there is a story of person whom I knew in before in which they studied his life;he had nice life when he was married with his first wife; he loved her very much. At some point of his life, he got divorce and he suffered so much.
They were expecting him to be mad and commit suicide, which did not happen, on the contrary he married another woman and lived in fact better life than before for many reasons. According to recipe of life designed and put by such people, who think that they know, people with this kind of behavior and thinking go like this or that, this person was supposed to be mad or commit suicide, but it never happened.The point in here is that when people associate and related people with certain thinking and behavior in one group, there is one thing they do not underline in which individuality and personality, in which personality is a reality people share as result of behavior and thinking, but individuality is reality and what makes a given person peculiar and distinct and unique.
If someone is starving, the consequence of such starvation is reflected on the physical body in which everyone knows what starving body looks like. When a person is mentally ill, the disorder is manifested on the way of life in which that given person cannot work or employed, there is unorganized speech one is making and one does reflect in the clothing style, which one sees the road. When one is not emotionally well, one is hot tempered for silly things in which, anger is the becoming identity of that given person since one cannot control one’s emotions. And other aspects of life also reflect in other manifested ways and manners.
One can tell who is normal or abnormal at distant and by making an intro or opening conversation in which few people confuse brilliant minds with retarded personality, genius people with dull and ignorant people out of different motives unclear to date. But it is not possible to make or decide by majority vote on the personality of individuals in which few people could decide that Mr. x is mad or not, and it is not proper and appropriate to come up with such mindset by looking negative variables of such given people with the intention of putting them to wrong end.
There is one cheap, codswallop and child psychology few people use everywhere in which they rumor bad about people whom they hate so that such given people could end up as to what rumors say due to the fact that most people act according to the rumor. For example, when I was in high school, the girls I used to know at that given period used to tell me stories of such type, in which when girls try to ridicule or scorn at boys, the boys can be mad out of anger or irritating situations girls are creating or doing, which make boys to be shy, with intention of making boys to end up in bad. This bad story is something which I used to know when I was teenage, but still underway by the so called adults or so called people who think that they are professional in a field of study.
When people study behavior in relation to thinking, which the field of psychology is engaged in, it needs certain discipline besides those mentioned and are working on the field in which what we see on our lives and other people’s lives as well that as the field is becoming tool and instrumental to conspiracy and sabotage, since there are professionals who are used to justify false claims as true and remove individuals by prescribing wrong medicines and giving wrong treatment to those who seek their assistance and guidance.
When a field of study becomes subjective than objective, it is means of delivering corrupt thinking and ideology since there is no absolute way to verify and testify and measure what they claim due to the fact that people are in cases sophistry in their approaches and methods of delivering certain idea to the mass. Hence, there are few fields of studies that deserve contemplation before they are accepted as true and legitimate due to the sophisticated and complicated aspect of the subject matter the field is engaged to study.
One of the interesting features of those fields of study is that the concepts govern as far as the person who invent the idea is surviving or in life in which the death of person could prevent or stop the widespread of the idea from getting promulgated and propagated due to the fact such people or personalities could be powerful, they could have money and power and they take every idea of what they claim to every corridor. The reality is that what they claim is mostly done by the gesture of money and power they possess, their claim vanishes as they perish.
What does written material state about such field? The following few excerpts state something regarding the field which is the focus. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and the mind. This definition contains three elements. The first is that psychology is a scientific enterprise that obtains knowledge through systematic and objective methods of observation and experimentation. Second is that psychologist’s study behavior, which refers to any action or reaction that can be measured or observed—such as the blink of an eye, an increase in heart rate, or the unruly violence that often erupts in a mob. Third is that psychologists study the mind, which refers to both conscious and unconscious mental states.
During the first decades of psychology, two main schools of thought dominated the field: structuralism and functionalism. Structuralism was a system of psychology developed by Edward Bradford Titchener, an American psychologist who studied under Wilhelm Wundt. Structuralists believed that the task of psychology is to identify the basic elements of consciousness in much the same way that physicists break down the basic particles of matter. For example, Titchener identified four elements in the sensation of taste: sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. The main method of investigation in structuralism was introspection and its influence in psychology faded after Titchener’s death in 1927.
Introspection, in psychology, is the observation by a person of his or her own mental processes. In the 19th century Germany psychologist Wilhelm Max Wundt claimed that all psychology begins with introspection. Wundt was interested in discovering the elements of the mind. His research involved letting his students experience some event, such as a colored light flashing against a wall. He then had them introspect and report aloud what seemed to have occurred in their conscious minds. From such introspective research, psychologists argued that the visual sensation was composed of such elements as quality, extension, duration, and intensity.
Many modern psychologists consider evidence obtained from introspection to be unreliable and subjective. Psychologists of the behaviorist school have emphasized observable behavior, rather than inner conscious states that are not open to objective observation. However, behavioral psychologists sometimes use introspection to verify data that has already been observed.
Functionalism (social sciences), the view of society as a system made up of interrelated parts, all interacting on the basis of a common value system or consensus about basic values and common goals, is school of psychological thinking that stressed the study of the mind as a functioning and useful part of the organism. The functionalist attitude was a natural outcome of the widespread interest in Darwinism and in the doctrine of the “survival of the fittest.”
Functionalism emphasized such techniques as human intelligence tests and controlled experiments designed to test the ability of animals to learn and solve problems. Every social custom and institution is seen as having a function in ensuring that society works efficiently. Deviance and crime are seen as forms of social sickness. Functionalists often describe society as an organism with a life of its own, above and beyond the sum of its parts.
When one looks further in to the above premises of such given field—structuralism and functionalism—both principles have their own pros and cons in their entirety for one big and major reason. The first reason is that human mind is not something that can be traceable and known by another human mind although the activities and thinking of any given individual can be known and studied, but this cannot necessarily imply and tell the basic essence of human mind. Human mind is an unknowable essences in which one can simply tell that such reality is beyond the scope of everyone’s thinking due to its very nature and character.
When one studies the inherent character of the mind, the maximum level and stage one can go up to studying other people is dependent upon the maturity and understanding of those who make the study which is very limited and could be the minimal nature of the mind since human mind is very progressive and dynamic as per its evolutionary stages of development. Is this possible to tell the type of machine one uses to manufacture any paper, by looking at the size and color of the paper one uses for printing? Even if the paper is of best and elegant quality, by looking at the paper, one could tell, the machine must be nice and excellent, but cannot tell what really it is.
As one observes the basic methods and principles of such field in which it voids one method and replaces by the other, this is an indication that how imperfect and incomplete aspect is trying to investigate and know something that is beyond its capacity and capabilities in which human mind is an entity that can be studied, but mere guess and speculations are the end results as one observes the result and deductions of the researches and deductions that come out as result of such analysis and investigation processes. When researches are done and end results are declared, they have to be in conformity with reality and the truth, otherwise they are futile and the field will be misleading and deceiving when such contrary findings are publicized and declared.
Deviance is seen as forms of social sickness, as the Functionalists claim. However, people deviate from one way of life to another for various reasons although the context of such idea is related to negative form and implication. However, most of the causes or forms of life that are on stage on the present days are the causes and result of such deviance. Jesus Christ deviated from Jewish society; Muhammad deviated from Arabian pagan way of life; Buddha deviate from the moral decadence respective society he used to belong was facing in his time. All other great thinkers of the world cause and come up with new and different perspective as result of such deviation they face and manifest in their life. They come up with mindset that remedies social illness society face.
When such given field tries to make researches and studies on such types of people, it falls under grievous error since such people are exceptional and different, the mindset and norm does not govern such peoples thinking and way of life due to the fact they are revolutionary thinkers and personalities. They cannot be governed by rules and policies which people know since they are the ones that bring new laws to humanity. When they make researches on such unique figures, such fields misleads and deceives others since they cannot justify their claims and findings due to the fact such given findings are not compatible and contrary to the thinking and way of life such people deliver and manifest to the objective reality for many reasons.
There are people who claim that such field and study are solely introduced with the intention of promoting certain group agenda or circles of society in the beginning, or used as instrumental to justify claims of certain ideology or belief systems in history and to date, but when it becomes wider as the findings try to dominate the mass, it becomes a subject matter of discussion and center of attention and the mass start opening an eye so that the public start to checks its integrity and honesty of such findings in relation to its conformity to reality and the truth than accept whatever matter they bring on the table and say though they have been studied for years and centuries.
One of the interesting aspects of such field is the brain weight it has come about stating that the black and the white people have different brain weights, in which the white people have greater brain weight than the black people, and they also say that this does not affect the thinking gap or difference as if one is better than the other. This is very contradictory in which when there is difference in brain weight by nature; nature tells something than what the claims do if they are true, and since there is nothing created without purpose. The way they interpret and understand such finding sounds contradictory and something hard to trust. Accordingly, if there is difference in weight or mass a difference in thinking should be there in, which should not be denied or the finding should be false or misleading, one of the two must be correct. As previously explained, similarity does not signify equality as difference does not denote inequality.
What makes such given field study and finding hard to trust is for two possible reasons in which the Search for Reality testifies. The first one is the nature of the matter; the human mind is beyond the conception and perception of the human mind which is beyond the scope of everyone’s thinking. The second one is the instrument that is used to know about the essence of the mind, which is the mind itself is very limited and is subjected to many failures and mistakes as history books tell many aspects of such given fact.
As per such context, there are people who make 30 years of research and could end up with a finding, such as, when your nose gets cold; you get cough and flu type of researches and findings in which they tell certain aspects which are obvious and something that does not require even 10 hours of research. They spend their time in futile matters and aspects of individual’s life. They make research especially on few individuals whom they think that they are threats, under doing the work which they claim, psycho analysis research, and they end up in telling fake and wrong stories of such given people.
Although it is possible to tell how I behave towards certain incidents in which my work mates can tell; they could tell my behavior in relation to certain incidents and matter, which does not deserve any further research since they know who I am and how I behave towards certain aspects due to the nature of duties that create certain interaction and communication we make in the office. If someone from outside tells me who I am by making research, this person is telling fictitious tales about me, which deserve waste basket and put it in the garbage than any other place; I do not even have time read and listen such garbage stories which I do not understand and do not want to know.
For example, someone whom I knew in past, he is from Canada, told me my great personality and how great person I am when I used to live in abroad. And I went back home and contemplated, the implications and bi-implications of such saying according to what I think who I am, and who in reality I am it sounds more of flattering me, I said to myself. Culture variation is one aspect in which it is their culture to magnify those people whom they like and to curse those people whom they do not like. When people make study of the mind, mind is cultivated according to the cultural advancement and make up of society in which it is not possible to derive certain international standard unless internationally accepted culture is set, which is impossible.
In such theatrical and acrobatic world, people can go on making further researches as to relationship between behavior and mind, how they are interconnected with thinking since it is their duty. Without making such given researches, they cannot pay their bills and cover monthly costs they incur in life, but not by the expense of other people lives, but not by destroying other people bright destiny and future, but not by creating fictitious analogies and stories to remove individuals, but not by having propaganda all over Media, but by genuine concern, knowledge and virtue that every field require, which make them honored than get cursed and blamed for centuries and ages yet to come.
What is quite strange in here that funding agencies and those institutions that fund such type of silly projects and subject matters in which companies should not invest their fund on silly subject matters and up surd ideas that does not deserve attention and have significant matters but we have observed that funding are circulate with the intention of belonging to particular circle than the subject matter in which the insignificant aspect take over the significant aspect of life, in which belonging to particular group or circle is becoming more relevant and important than the idea or the subject matter, which tell the aspect of this world, where this world is heading and the type of people who lead this world that any other thing.
When this world is becoming noise oriented, it is difficult to find melody since noise make most people to be deaf or lack certain hearing elements that put unclean matters to the environment, people appreciate the chaotic sound, that result in the noise pollution thing, this world is suffering. When such condition is considered as norm, people who come up with melodious and beautiful sounds could be considered as abnormal or undermined since the measurement and the tool is already noise oriented and is not capable enough to test and understand the new melody in its befitting manner.
This does not mean that there are not elegant achievements this field is undergoing as compared to the complexity of the subject matter. There are indeed profound achievements and decent accomplishment and findings this field has done especially since the time of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian physician, neurologist, and founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of human personality. Through his skill as a scientist, physician, and writer, Freud combined ideas prevalent at the time with his own observation and study to produce a major theory of psychology.
Most importantly, he applied these ideas to medical practice in the treatment of mental illness. His newly created psychotherapy treatments and procedures, many of which in modified form are applied today, were based on his understanding of unconscious thought processes and their relationship to neurotic symptoms. Regarded with skepticism at the time, Freud’s ideas have waxed and waned in acceptance ever since. Nevertheless, he is regarded as one of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century.
Written materials regarding the finding of Freud in relation to Dreams state that in Freud’s theory stemmed from his observations on dreaming. He came to see that many of the characteristics of dreams were shared with the symptomatic memories recalled by his patients in the narrative of “free association.” In his therapeutic relationship with his patients, Freud had abandoned hypnotic suggestion in favor of encouraging the person to speak freely about whatever came into his or her mind. Unintentionally, the patient would bring order to these free associations, whose structure and content Freud used to try to understand underlying unconscious processes.
Ancient cultures believed that dreams were spiritual in origin, often foretelling the future. Aristotle believed that dreams originated from within the dreamer, arising from the heart. Modern dream research has focused on two general interpretations of dream content. In one view, dreams have no inherent meaning but are simply a process by which the brain integrates new information into memories. In the other view, dreams contain real meaning symbolized in a picture language that is distinct from conscious logical thought.
When true dreams are translated into practical reality, according to one’s personal experience in life, they could have different way of understanding and interpretations one can deliver. The first one is what other people think about us, what is going to happen and the othersare figurative in their practical happening. When one says about what other people think, for instance, if I see someone in my dream killing me in my state of sleep, I could understand that this person is thinking to kill me; whether this person will kill me or not, it will be up to the police since I have the right to report such situation to the police; the other is crystal clear in which this person could kill me in literal. The third interpretations could be something bad can happen in my life.
While such great scientists exert their time, energies and gifts and intelligence to cure peoples sickness and save their lives, however, there are people, in today, in the field who operate like gangsters, who do things contrary to what the pioneers in the filed have done, that deserve quite contemplations. The pioneers in the field teach great lesson to those people who are in the field in today who use the field as means and tools to conspiracy and sabotage since they showed as to what their focus area should be, in which helping and assisting people is best way of applying their knowledge and integrity than killing and complicating other people’s lives by inducing fear unlike the pioneers in the field who installed confidence in life, and the like which tell who they are and they have shown the high standard and ethics the field demand by virtue of the sensitive aspect of human nature and reality.