Amit Gupta

Delhi, India

About Amit

Bio

I am a general enthusiastic living being playing with his own thoughts. I see my life as journey of developing thoughts. Some people call it a phase of maturity. Being in mid 20's I see a very interesting phase of my life when I can look both sides of the road, one that I have traveled and one I am yet to travel. Both look interesting.

Talk to me about

All three of them - Psychology, Philosophy and Spirituality :)

My TED story

I feel lucky to be born in 21st century. Very often I had a thought, given the person I know myself, which era I should have been born. I always used to get different answer. Well, after watching TED, I locked my answer to 21st century. Now, we, the humans, have created all sharing platforms - information, knowledge and after Ted, wisdom.

Comments & conversations

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Amit Gupta
Posted about 3 years ago
What are 5 things you have learned that has completely changed your life?
1. Never ever just believe whatever they say. Even if he or she is your role model. Always experience it than believe it. 2. Never take anything for granted. 3. Care for things which actually matters. 4. No matter how intelligent or thoughtful you are. A real change comes from real action only. 5. Think ahead of time. Few more... 1. It's really important to express yourself through thoughts, words and action. You get to know yourself better when you express yourself. 2. There are no rules and don't waste time making one.
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Amit Gupta
Posted about 3 years ago
When it comes to changing mindsets of people, how do you think it can best be done? what are your experiences in this regard?
What an amazing question. Let me structure what is "changing mindset" It's changing some one's belief ( not just thoughts ). Mike has a belief that air-travel is dangerous. By a series of conversation, we can change mind-set. We can change his belief that air-travel are indeed safe. Adding more, It totally depends on how strong the belief is. If the belief is extremely strong, it's gonna be really difficult to change mindset. If a very strong belief is changed, it's called "Brainwashing" So the question is, is it really possible ? I believe yes. Let me propose a hypothesis, how a mind set can be changed, than will try to examine the same through questions you have posted. Hypothesis --------------- In a conversation with the subject, through a series of question, keep trying to uncover reasons behind it. And for every reason, give the subject opportunity to rationalize it. At a certain level, he/she will not be able to rationalize it. At that particular point, smartly put your opinion and explain why your opinion is correct. Even though subject will try to defend it, but it is his/her weak point, ( Identify the weakest point according to how articulate/smart you are - Weaker the point, easier for you ). If you are able to successfully convince him at that point, entire chain of belief will change and his/her mindset will be changed. Probably not immediately, but over a period when his subconscious mind will process all the information, his mind set will be changed. A critical analysis of above hypothesis is capable of answering all questions mentioned in the topic. Definitely another method also exist. But if the interaction mode is purely conversation, I believe this works.