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Each of these items are explained more in detail in respective blogs and videos.

1) Explain the purpose of existence – my theories starting from universe, physics concepts, why anything exists at all and how we have the most likely/existence in place.
2) Purpose of life : Nihilism at an ultimate level. To make an impact at a level below nihilism and above self-preservation/proceation and day to day stuff.
While making an impact may give us pleasure and happiness, what ultimately matters the most is happiness and its not necessary that our happiness is propotional to the pleasures we have in life or the impact potential we have.

From a practical perspective the most superior being is the one who is the most happiest and you just need to know that you can be happy for no reason at all coz nothing matters eventually.
So if you know this truth, you have something that will make you happy and make you approach living positively. But a lot of practicalities come into picture as well for your overall happiness.

Practically those factors are intelligence, looks,money,power,popularity etc. It may seem like good looking people are having the most pleasurable of lives, but I say intelligent people can be more impactful
and more happy without necessarily having the most pleasurable life.

3) Tamil pride : There are historic reasons and virtues that we have, which gives resaons for us to be happy about being ourselves.

4) Approach : Knowing the above stuff, i would ask them to be happy and confident all the time and know how great it is to be them.

5) Mankinds destiny is to create AI which will be far more impactful than us and yet our creation. I have the best approach and only approach likely to succeed in creating true General AI. – A system with the instinct to make an impact – its my idea, working on a patent on this. lets see if it leads to anything. Even if not me, someones gonna take  this idea and develop it further.

5) Nothing expected : Since nothing matters, only thing i’d want is for them to be happy. But when parents are constantly worried about aspects of your life, it puts more stress on you.
The only thing i would say to them is – understand the points above, if you understand them, you can know that i will be happy knowing that my children are gonna
have a happy life. So peace of mind all around. I wont be too concerned about you, keeping tabs on you . I would forever assume that you are happy if you understand the above points and thas gonna be a big relief for you.Maybe i would suggest to them to have enough collagen ..to make things better practically.
You may of may not have a good job,family, offsprings, success,status,etc etc etc. But if you know the above, I will forever be happy for you.

 

Yesterday i told my mom and sometime ago my dad about how Im happy even though i may not lead a life they think is ideal ( family, kids, companionship etc). I told them how im already an impactful person than someone whose had 10 kids and happier than someone living a happy family life with the love of their life/soulmate/manam pol mangalyam ( if at all that exists).

I think they get that a very little bit. Thats enough, i dont expect them to understand fully and firmly believe what i said. But the little bit they understand gives me relief, think it will make the rest of their days a lil better. Actually its a bit more significant that little better. Coz its gives them something to look forward to. I mean people are anxious all the time – like they are looking for things to happen that they want. Cant live with absolutely nothing to look forward to and without joy or sorrow – it just doesnt happen. There is always something on people’s mind. So now, its okay to be anxious that way but there has to be positive hope in that anxiety. Just like going all in with 70 % probability and waiting for turn and river. One just shouldnt carry a negative thing/incident too long , people can wait but shouldnt think its going down, they should have the feeling that something good may happen. And if they have that feeling they should keep trying to live for as long as they cant despite difficulties or something. Coz hope is a positive feeling and the amount of positive things we can accumulate over a period is what we gotta do. Otherwise it would make sense for people to die at 21 if they think they should be spared of  difficulties. Even if you are absolutely alone – no family, kids or even friends ( I think this scenario is bound to happen a lot of people who are not into family life today and in the future) the reason you should keep going is if you can do even the smallest of things like buying products, patronising companies which in turn drives a change and makes an impact – even to the smallest extent. You should only take out your life if practical difficulties are too much to tolerate, not because you dont have a reason to live. I keep yapping a lot these days, but thats only coz everything fits into my grand narrative of things and so im a bit more comfortable expressing them out i guess. I mean i was just watching the sick n dying mother scene from “The punisher”( not that i think its a cool show and mentioning it) and this is what made the last kinda off the topic paragraph a little longer. Actually, im gonna finish this up properly in the coffee vs gun post

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5 Comments

  1. Hi Jayan, Could you describe the south indian way of thinking? You mentioned this before in one of your posts on bengalis. from my experience, south indians are much closer to gujaratis in being basically utilitarian although not to that extreme. bengalis are self-obsessed while other north indians are “other-obsessed”. self-disclosure: i am a north indian.
    Anyway, I just wanted to understand what ypu meant by “think like a south indian”. thanks.

    • I can just see in their eyes how bengalis are more considerate than average north indians. When you see people yapping away, from their tone and what they say one can figure out what all things the speaker is considering before they spurt out the words, just like how you can read the mind of 10 year olds whereas they cannot fully comprehend whats going on in an adult mind. There is a blog – with a comparitive classification of intelligence betwen various groups – my opinion of course

        • billasahib
        • Posted August 28, 2014 at 1:48 am
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        Thank you for your reply. my post wasn’t worded slightly awkwardly; i rather meant inwardly and outwardly -oriented. nonetheless, i agree with you about bengalis in comparison to other north indians (if it matters).

        i’ve been through your writings and presentations. Variations of the bengali bhadralok are actually found throughout north india (although rare today) and this class emerged out of quite desperate circumstances of both collaboration and opposition during british colonization. I mean, it may be difficult to emulate their “style” in the absence of the actual historical contexts. Very likely, the outcome would be something like the unseemly attempts by gujjus to “become” rajputs and punjabis. I really dont see the IT guys in the south (have had some exposure to them, but not to other south indians) approaching the likes of tagore and vivekananda. the bhadralok creamy layer had real national and international substance to them beyond the styles and fashions. it was

        Your post on south indian intelligence does not address motivation which was my original concern. in north india, there are two poles as far as motivation goes: there is the gujju pole and the rajput pole. gujjus are motivated by money which is a little different than purely utilitarian motivation which seems to be in south indians. also, south indians are friendly and nice but they do not seem sentimental like bengalis. (by gujju, i mean gujju type mercantilist behavior throughout the north).

        • billasahib
        • Posted September 11, 2014 at 12:51 am
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        To clarify, gujjus are not north indians.

      • ok, yeah i wasnt taking about the professions they take up or lifestyle or motivation of money/national pride or stuff. It was simply a classification based on how much thought I think people process.
        Im also aware that Gujjus consider themselves more intelligent than the ‘North Indians’ . Another piece of info, It is a theory that the vellalas of south india came from gujarat to south india..the sage agastiyar brough the velirs from gujarat to down south they say


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