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Serial Entrepreneur, Business Advisor and Philosopher of Coexistence
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Anand Damani

“Thirty spokes share the hub of a wheel;

Yet it is its center that makes it useful.

You can mould clay into a vessel;

Yet, it is its emptiness that makes it useful.

Cut doors and windows from the walls of a house;

but the ultimate use of the house

will depend on that part where nothing exists.”

― Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu reminds us of the ever-existing truth that’s all around us. Space… something, which engulfs and surrounds everything. Something in which all things are submerged. The great force of this existence holds everything together. …

Reincarnation cycle
Anand Damani

The punctuation “!?” used in the title is an “interesting move” in the game of chess. This move cannot be classified either as a good move that will win the game or a bad move that will lead to defeat. A paradox that can not be explained.

Reentry, as a word, needs to be understood before writing a post on the topic. I will try to give context to this word with respect to my life. I am sure this word ‘reentry’ can mean many other things in different contexts which are not included in this article for obvious reasons.

Life after death meme
Anand Damani

Let me start off this otherwise perceived serious topic with the funny trespassing sign on death :)

Jokes apart, human beings tend to think that at the time of death everything comes to a full stop. They fear that once they die, they would have no connection with the world and their loved ones. It’s like a complete cessation of every single thing they have seen and imagined.

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

― Woody Allen

Fear of death is deeply ingrained in all creatures. But only human beings can…

Mark twain — work quote
Anand Damani

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. -Mark Twain

Mark Twain was not being cynical rather realistic when he said that work is something to be avoided. Simply because work is an abstract concept existing only inside the human imagination.

Self-help industry has offered a great deal of literature over the last few decades on how to love your work and how to be the best leader and whatnot. Despite this, the Gallup survey shows that an overwhelming figure of 85% of employees are not engaged or happy at their work. …

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Linguistic and conceptual development are two important facets of the language learning process. Acquiring a new word requires the child to recognize a conceptual unit and a linguistic unit, and create a connection between them.

Primary school teachers are often bewildered by the relationship between the teaching of language and the teaching of concepts.

Should they teach language and conceptual development separately? Should they teach language first and see the kids form concepts out of the language? Or should they always combine them together?

The confusion that teachers face is whether a Russian speaker perceives reality differently from, let’s say…

metal weight lifting statue

Needs are essential to human functioning. The concept of human needs stems from our human nature that is the combination of the physical body and the incorporeal soul.

In order to sustain ourselves physically, we need such things as food, clean water, shelter, sleep, physical movement, and so on. These needs are understood as incontrovertible by everyone. If you are not getting them met, you will die.

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Every human being on the planet is intrinsically the same — a combination of the physical body and conscious Soul or life-atom. The soul is permanent and formless and adopts the body to become a human being and experience reality.

Humans have the capacity of imagination that other species do not have. That is because of the fully evolved and developed Frontal cortex. Having a physical body with very advanced biological and neural systems, humans can communicate and experience being and existence.

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In his essay, The Reach of Imagination, Polish Mathematician and Historian Jacob Bronowski says, “The tool that puts the human mind ahead of the animal is imagery.” For us, memory does not demand the preoccupation that it demands in animals, and it lasts immensely longer because we fix it in images or other substitute symbols. With the same symbolic vocabulary, we spell out the future-not one but many futures, which we weigh one against another.

Imagination is uniquely human. It allows human beings to create a rich, vivid perception of reality in their minds. The mighty human imagination can behold…

light bulbs, ideas
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We are told that we need to “be original”. But, do we even know what that means?

When people say “be original”, it has two possible meanings — they either mean “be different from the rest” or “do something entirely new, exclusive.”

The idea of “being special” and ‘different’ from the rest has been instilled by the society in us over the ages…

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“Philosophy” is derived from the word “Philosophia,” which means ‘love of wisdom.’ The discipline is all-inclusive and deals with the nature of reality, life, existence, ethics, mind, and consciousness, language, religion, metaphysics, science, and almost all areas we can think of.

Academic Philosophy is divided into these 5 categories:

  1. Metaphysics: Study of Being/Existence/Reality.
  2. Epistemology: Study of Knowledge.
  3. Moral Philosophy or Ethics: Study of Action.
  4. Logic: Study of Valid Reasoning.
  5. Aesthetics: Study of Art.

The thing about philosophy is that it can be applied to every discipline. …

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