June 22, 2009

The Power of Paradigm

Hi readers... In this post i want to talk about the power of paradigm... Before i start let me explain to you in plain words about the word paradigm... Paradigm simply means a way, a mean, an interpretation, a concept, a mind set, a norm, a pattern, a world view on something methology or scientific... let me give u an example... everyone knows that an apple will fall to the ground and science clarifies that the apple fall to the ground because of gravity... so that is a paradigm... its a concept a view of somehting that we process it as true...



I'm gonna be a bit detail in this post so follow closely:) lets see where do i start... ok... The importance of a paradigm.. in our lives it is important to have our own paradigms... it helps us to justify and confirm many things in life..a paradigm often shows our character and mind set... because our brain is set to what we tune it to... therefore our reactions to situations often links to our paradigms in life...that is why u see many people have different reactions and views when something happens both negative and positive...



To me paradigm and positive thinking is totally different though it has things in common... positive thinking is temporary it only functions when we consciously think about it but in a long run it turns into a paradigm when u react positively without thinking about being positive...it just becomes your lifestyle and part of u....that is the difference..


Stagnant Paradigm limits creativity....i'll say it again...Stagnant Paradigm limits creativity... U see, creativity birth forth from thinking out of the box and thinking in vantage points... for example if everyone think that it is impossible to fly then it is but thank God for the wright brothers that created the aeroplane by thinking out of the box and this history impacted the whole world... creativity isn't just about making new thing or inventing a super thing but its a part of life i would say.. creativity can be anything from lifestyle, character, mind set, and etc... creativity is doing something that normal ppl dont do.. or simply out of the norm...if our paradigms arent flexible we will be the most robotic human and we live life quite miserably..... ( i'll have a few examples later)....



Paradigm shitfs... this is a shift of a whole new concept that we have in our head...this is powerful people... when we shift our paradigm u will begin to understand things in a different way in a more unique way that normal people dont see... its like the old saying... "everybody saw the apple fall but only newton asked why"... u see... then later we know that he became the one of the world's most reknown scientist...why??/ it was simply because he looked at a different angle, a new approach, he shifted his paradigm... he killed his first impresion and norm and paradigm that says apple falls to the ground fullstop....



Let me give u an example of paradigm shifting emotionally.... this one early morning, one man named Gabe stepped into the train to head to his office... on the way he saw many people still in the state of sleep, some reading newspaper, and some were just staring into thin air wondering away... it was a very quite and peaceful environment... everybody seems relaxed and motionless... not long later, a father and three children came into the train... the children started making a lot of noise and they were playing and running all the time... it certainly didnt please most of the passengers there... inspite of that the father remained silent and closed his eyes as if it was ok... So after awhile Gabe turned over and ask the man " could u pls control your children they are a bit restless ".... they man turned over and said " yea i wonder how they can be... their mother just passed away an hour ago... i wonder how they can still be like that... they must be recovering from that.." listening to that Gabe's reaction changed from agitated to calm and caring... he totally ignored the situation and ask the man if he is of any assistance.... In this scenario we see that Gabe's paradigm shifted at the moment he understood the situation... the normal paradigm is "these kids are naughty can the father pls do somehting"... when he saw it in a different angle he changed his paradigm....this is something very important that we have to learn.. to shift our paradigm in situation to suite the real thing.. dont just look at one aspect of things, there are so mant more angles, that is why God made that universe 360^ with altitude and latitude... Paradigms can built us or destroy us, can make us instruments of peace or arguement, can help us be happy or sad... is our choice people... things around can change so much but it is how we think that affects us..

i just want to publish this because i believe that our choices and paradigms makes us what and who we are...positive and negative, happy or sad, successful or failure, peace or uncertainty.... its all in the tips of our hands...NO ONE CAN CHANGE WHO WE ARE IF WE ARE STRONG TO BE WHO WE WANT TO BE, NOT CIRCUMSTANCES NOT SITUATIONS NOTHING... i hope this post inspired u in one way or another")

Have a nice day!!



~KELVIN~

8 comments:

Ultraman said...

''NO ONE CAN CHANGE WHO WE ARE IF WE ARE STRONG TO BE WHO WE WANT TO BE, NOT CIRCUMSTANCES NOT SITUATIONS NOTHING''


uh. i dont think so.

we are a product of circumstances and conditions.

Anonymous said...

ultraman is sooo true

Jetblack said...

No... its our choice to be the product of the situation or not...

Eg: if a person bumps in to you hard... he doesnt appologise and instead shouted at u and called u a blind person when its clearly his fault....

so in this situation... most ppl will get angry, mad, irratated, and etc...its normal.. human paradigm... so that is what u meant by product of situation... we respond the way we "suppose to".. perfectly normal...

but what i meant was if we were programmed to have a different paradigm we could have said maybe he had a rough day or maybe he was in a rush... perhaps he woke up on the wrong side of bed.. that way u save ur self from all the anger and agony in you that can possibly make u emotional the whole day...

circumstances and conditions cant change what we are if we dont succumb to it...

of course there is a positive shift of paradigm where circumstances can bring about change for the good...

all i'm saying is that
1.we have a choice.
2.if we are strong.

~Kelvin~

Ultraman said...

''all i'm saying is that
1.we have a choice.
2.if we are strong.''


circumstances have already determined the choices we have.

conditioning has already determined our strength.( eg. tarzan is stronger in the forest than in the city )

Jetblack said...

Haha....no... anyone who works hard enough can be as strong as tarzan without being a part of the jungle....

nothing is impossible friend... u just gotta get the juice in your head")

Jetblack said...

tarxan could also say die better la so hard to survive... but he choose to live on and stay strong") that's different....

Ultraman said...

''tarxan could also say die better la so hard to survive... but he choose to live on and stay strong") that's different....''

if tarzan's father had taught him to 'just die' when facing such situation he might just.

but if papa tarzan taught him to 'hang on and survive' then the outcome would be different.

all things are conditioned - just as thoughts and actions are.

Arnan Koh said...

it sounds like psychology....

i think that you must accept what life gives you...

what is, is.

but what you do with what is given to you is up to you. what is, is... but what has happened, is not certain. the future changes with what you do with the present. and only God can comprehend the future.


by the way, while the apple falls to the earth, the earth also falls to the apple with an equal momentum. newtons third law....