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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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Is there anything that a human being can never possibly do?

We humans are so overwhelmed with the millions of actions that we perform everyday. We call ourselves multitaskers and have todo lists and sometimes are concerned about over todo lists being overloaded.

But there should be zillions of things that human beings can never be able to do or are incapable of doing.

We might not have thought much about them. So thinking in this new perspective might create some new connections in your brain.

All the best.


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  • Jan 20 2013: A human being can't do what can't be done by a human being.

    Not very clever answer, obviously.. ..so let me try again: can a human being accept that he can't answer to some questions, that his bounded rationality, biased point of view and experience occur in the middle beyond his control, can he step back and refrain to give an answer at any cost just because he need it, thus actually advancing more forward than he has ever gone? can he truly get rid of his ingenuous mind that provides him biased knowledge at constant rates, and look at things with a perspective that is no more subjective but objective? can he really know that is objective, without subjective definitions? can he live outside the pond?

    No, he can step outside it for certain moments, but will eventually slip into it to live on.

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