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Q: What are the oldest things humankind still does the exact same way?
Krishna : Following rituals of all kinds, superstitions, pseudo-science, strange beliefs that have no rationality (like black magic), fearing non-existent things (like ghosts), thought process of some individuals that have origins in ancient times.

We are now chimeras. We live in modern times following modern fashion styles and gadgets based on science and technology but still we have ‘atavistic minds’.

Because we are refusing to grow with changing times!

Q: How does intelligence affect individual's ability to cope with the demands of society?

Krishna : Intelligence is different from intellectualism. Intelligence need not make you cope with demands of a society, and can make you vulnerable to it. Intelligent people can do foolish things too.
Intellectuals , on the other hand are different.
First of all if you are an intellectual, you realize ‘demands of a society’ don’t matter at all!

What is a society? A group , public, a community, population etc. etc. ? These can consist of people with strange perception of things which need not always be factual. They might consider pseudo-things as reality and make themselves followers of an illusionary world which doesn’t make any sense at all if you are an intellectual!

On the other hand a group of intellectuals can recognize facts as they are and as evidence based facts are same everywhere, they don’t demand more than recognizing and strictly sticking to them. Therefore, you don’t face any turbulence when you are with a group that consists of intellectuals.

Intellectuals therefore either prefer loneliness or a group of intellectuals. Other things don’t bother them.

They can live in peace once they attain this state of mind. 


Q: What do you personally think of the people you see with low confidence?
Krishna: People differ, personalities differ. When several aspects of reality and illusions shape up your nature, you can’t expect everybody to react in a similar way to a given situation.

But everybody can lift themselves up from the holes they are living in. Several times I wonder why can’t people atleast try to gain some knowledge, and derive strength from creatively connecting it to the problems they face and solve them.

I know the answer too to this Q.

They give importance to emotions and other low lying things rather than a higher state of mind like intellectualism derived from critical thinking. That is why they can’t come out of the rut they are embedded in.

You can sympathise with a child who is afraid of darkness but can’t forgive an adult who is afraid of light.

It is their life, people have every right to live it in the way they want, even if it is living in semi-darkness or darkness.

Even if you tell them to come into the light along with you, they won’t listen most of the time.

I just shrudge and move on.

Q:Why are there so many people who believe in the new age nonsense? 

We, the people of scientific community, well some of us, call them,

‘’ strange beings wrapped in high fashion to conceal their ancient mindsets’’.

New age sense is genuine science.

New age nonsense is pseudo-science propagated by people to authenticate their atavistic thinking, emotions and beliefs.

And we have people who don’t know the difference between the two and don’t even try to learn things.

Here is my evidence: Do pet animals realize if their owner is pregnant?

Visit the page to which the link has been given and read the answers.

Emotional strange perceptions, and interpretations of illusions get most views and up votes and scientific explanations get the least, even though they are the correct ones.

Then why would people come into the light when darkness is bringing them more fame and appreciation, even if it is a fleeting one?

They give importance to emotions and other low lying things rather than a higher state of mind like intellectualism derived from critical thinking. That is why they can’t come out of the rut they are embedded in.

You can sympathise with a child who is afraid of darkness but can’t forgive an adult who is afraid of light.

It is their life, people have every right to live it in the way they want, even if it is living in semi-darkness or darkness.

Even if you tell them to come into the permanent light along with you, they won’t listen most of the time.

We try to bring a change. Those who want to come into the light will come with us, others who want to stick with their groups for emotional support, prefer their illusionary world.

As long as suckers exist, exploiters will exploit.

We just shrudge and move on.

Q: Is standing up for what you believe foolish? Should I do what everyone else is doing?
Krishna : Standing up for ‘just belief’ is not a smart thing. Belief can be merely your perception and need not be a fact or reality. If you believe in Astrology, I might disprove it. What happens to you then if you still want to stick to it stubbornly? You are deviating from reality here and are trying to live in a pseudo-world built by your screwed up thought process. Here you are blindly following some others around.

Standing up for evidence based facts is a smart thing. In this case you are living in reality and fighting for its acceptance. When you are doing this second thing, you are going against the tide most of the time and might face severe turbulence and have to fight a lonely battle. But then you become strong, self sufficient and gain personal knowledge.

Decide for yourself which path to choose now.
Q: What are the challenges faced by a single woman in the Indian society?
Krishna : None, if you are extremely strong and self-sufficient.

If you are not, even an ant running on your chair becomes a challenge to you.

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