While I was doing my Engineering ( my engineering because I did it for myself, not for someone from Ranchod), we use to cook food in the room taking turns. We had a fixed rule for making rice- two glasses of water for one glass of rice. That’s the formula, logic we used and that worked really fine with old rice.
Back home my mother has no such formula, they just put water without any measurement. The rice cooks fine all the time. I ask them how its possible most of the times. They say that’s how their moms, grand moms did it and they are doing it. That is Intuition.
INTUITION, by definition, is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding. It is a response based on experience, heightened observation, and cannot be logically explained. we cannot explain how the water added without any measurement, is perfect for the rice most of the times.
LOGIC, on the other side, is the valid reason for an argument. It is drawing a conclusion from the set of examples.
Now we have a problem before us finding the right mix of (What is the right amount of water-if we put one glass water for one glass rice, rice does not boil properly if we put 3: 1 ratio, it cooks a paste,…….. finally we conclude that 2 water one rice is the right ratio.) So much documentation, so many experiments, and finally the result.
INTUITION is associated with the right side of the brain while LOGIC is associated with the left.
Let us look at a problem: How to find out whether a couple next child is male or female?
Who does not want to know if their next child is male or otherwise? Now this is complex problem of simple variables Xs and Ys.
We have a baba – Santanasiddhi Swamy who can look at any husband and wife, study their feet and tell who their next child is – babu or laxmi. How he does it is by pure intuition. Statistics say that he is right 90% of the time.
And there is a Professor is Osmania medical college who has developed a logical complex formula for the same problem. he conducts some tests on the couple and puts these results in a complex function and does the calculations.
He names his theory KajolShahrukh theory. The statistics show that he is right 99% of the time.
Both have become very famous and people are thronging them to know about the inclinations of the India’s future citizens. SantanaSiddhi Swamy’s Ashram has grown big and donations are pouring in. He meets about 100 couples every day. While the professor meets the couples in his office and meets only 10 because of the complex calculations.He only does them as there is fear of stealing his theory. The professor sleeps little and there are complaints at home. Santana baba is enjoying his work as he meets new people and his followers are now spread across continents while the professor is strained of doing the same repeated tests and calculations.
When we do things out of intuition like driving, playing games there is very little strain on the brain while logical thinking is stressful. While we see that our efficiency or skill level seems to improve in activities by intuition and also our confidence to face other different kind of situation grows.
Logical reasoning gives us the tool to overcome similar problems but not other problems ( we have solved the problem of cooking rice. what about the right amount of salt and chilly powder- Again the experiments start). But if we develop the intuition in any activity that gives the confidence to face any chilly or Garam masala problem, in fact they will cease to appear as problems but as some fun activities as we are experiencing them.
LEARNING BY EXPERIENCE
Two friends sit in a room and are trying to logically solve the problem of driving a car in hyderabad.
” I will drive only the left side at 20kmph.
If some biker suddenly comes before me, I will apply the brake and press horn.
If I have to overtake. I will measure the distance in between and see that no one is coming in the opposite direction, then I will turn the steering in clockwise direction and then anti clockwise.
His friend asks what if you see beautiful Trisha driving on her Scooty Pep+ by your side.
Aah. thats a big problem, nice that you have guessed it before.
OK, then I will not turn my head but look straight and drive. I know its difficult but what to do.”
Like this if we try to solve the problems we can never learn and experience driving.
Exactly this is what our school education system is trying to teach us. Trying to complicate simple problems and create an impression that we need super fast brains to solve them. That’s the reason the schooling has become such a pain and we could not enjoy it fully. If we learn at least some things by experiencing them, that’s lot of fun.
LOGIC -No Villain
I am not trying to project Logical reasoning as some villain here. It is very important in solving many of our problems. That’s how Engineering has been developed and we are enjoying its fruits. Only thing is the brain gets stressed and we need balance it by indulging in some physical activities like playing games to de-stress ourselves. Every problem need not be logically solved.
How Sachin hits those lovely straight drives, how Federer hits those breath taking back hand shots? That’s by Intuition and we call it Art. Tell me which one has more followers – Engineering or Art? And who is more satisfied?
For your Information, Professor who developed KajolShahrukh theory got a patent and trying to develop an computer application and is planning to release beta version DeepikaRanbir Ver.1 . But the Government of India has banned all means of foetus sex identification due to alarming rates of female Infanticide. The professor is very sad and depressed. But the SanthanaSiddhi Baba turned into YogaSiddhi Swamy and started Yoga classes for his ever increasing followers.
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