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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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The Thinking Challenge – Part 2 (Audio)

This is the audio form of the post, The Thinking Challenge: Trapped inside, with only a key hole view to the world – Part 2. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

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The Thinking Challenge: Trapped Inside with Only a Keyhole View to the World – Part 2

In part 1, I had proposed that we are caught in a few thinking traps and fail to comprehend that we have at least 2 views to our world.

  • Analytical thinking is dealing with the world as it is: Comprehending reality.
  • Conceptual thinking is the world as it can be : Visualising the world with its myriad connects; both the apparent and the hazy.

In this part, I want to counterpose the consequences of overly being in the analytical mode and ignoring the conceptual faculty of our thinking (Click to tweet). Let us tease this proposition a little bit further and see what we come up with. Read more »

Ramkumar’s View

Over the last many years, I have observed how, many of us get hooked to one view of the world. If the person articulating a view, is an authority on a subject or a person of certain pedigree, we do not question the views articulated. Some of these views acquire the status of edicts or even unassailable truths. They become codified theories or principles which we all are apprehensive to challenge or put to test in a new changed context.

We seldom pause and remind ourselves that perspectives are about the position from which something is viewed. (Click to tweet)

The sight of a land from a mountain and a mountain from the land is vastly different. Take a boat and view the shore from the sea and then view it from the land, the perspectives will be dramatically different. The view of the earth from the space is stunningly different in its colours, scale, elevation and contours as compared to the view from being on and within it.
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About the Author

K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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