Abhishek Singh

thinker, The Prototypes
Mumbai, India

About Abhishek

Bio

aspiring leader, propagator of thoughts, instructor on personality and life-skills, believer of free thought, multiplier of ideas and eliminator of doubts and problems.

i call my self abbie sting as an alter ego. it is a human name with an animal characteristic of stinging - in my case, stinging with the truth.

being one of a kind really is lonely. but here at TED, i feel wanted and not alone :)

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

today we have people blindly following the media, building their world around views that media provides... pre-meditated programming as i would call it.

it would be nice to notice that every human has his own brain and could use it in infinitely different ways than the person sitting next to him in a train or at the coffee shop.

it is not just an idea, but my vision, to propel a team of leaders into the task of freeing the minds of people from this mass hypnosis.

I'm passionate about

changing the way people perceive things around them for the better and creative purpose of free thinking. i am an orator for change and a life-coach for the curious.

Talk to me about

psychology, philosophy, human behavior, personality overhauling, creative thoughts, abstract thoughts, eccentric ideas that no one would listen

People don't know I'm good at

charting out the most efficient ways of executing any given plan, executing plans and developing aggressive, neutral and defensive strategies of any kind, given the basic backgrounds.

My TED story

i love the way leaders here at TED are eccentric and out of the box thinkers.

i have mostly been a loner due to my patterns of thinking.

i am finally home. thanks TED.

i'll do everything to give back to the organization as much as i can.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Abhishek Singh
Posted about 1 year ago
What can we do to help young people decide what career to follow?
this is what i am currently researching till now, it is clear that a lot of effort need not go into deciding future of children. although i can not reveal the full content of my research, these are a few parameters: a. interest b. trained behavior c. willingness to understand d. subliminal inclination if you are serious you can contact me and we may share notes on this. now your questions Dennis: hwo to equip- there can never be enough equipment for the development of mind. What tools are available for career choices? tolls for career choices, not many. but career counsellors exist, only for those who know partially their interests and primarily their motivation. What tools can be used in rural areas with little access to the internet? internet is a sham and not really required for teaching students. Books and Worksheets are tools good enough. i never had internet while growing up and i can read pretty well. so i guess you get my point here. How can we as a global community help make career choice so much less frightening? by letting people do what they love instead of pushing them to do what we or their parents or the society loves. just let them be. fear in children with respect to career arises only when necessity is confused with obligation. we may correspond on this matter even further if you are serious Dennis. email: abbie@abbiesting.com maverickabhishek27@gmail.com
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Abhishek Singh
Posted about 1 year ago
What is the future of "western" education? How will knowledge be conveyed to the next generation of students?
definitely agreed. technology is revolutionizing nothing in education. education, as far as i remember, is supposed to enrich a student's memory, cognition, IQ, EQ, logic, etc. but what is really happening? with computers, now westerners are not even able to do tables of simple maths on their own. they need to Google the weight of earth and are usually confused between 300m/s and 3lac m/s being lights velocity. i agree technology is important, but it has seriously hampered the student's development in terms of memory and cognition. what is the use of a method which paralyses the student neck down in terms of thinking and deducing logical solutions? what do we educate students for? now answering your question Ben: what do you guys all think? i think technology as a point of reference is fair and fine. but if students are made dependent on technology instead of the best computer they can ever have - their brains - they are seriously nech deep in trouble with respect to their thinking abilities. Will the education system and classroom model change in the future? it definitely will. up to a point where children will order water bottles sitting on their benches and get homework done using voice recognition programs. Or will it remain the same? if you look at how exponentially science has developed in the past 100 years, you would agree that the education system remaining same is least probable. cheers Ben Wang!! :)
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Abhishek Singh
Posted about 1 year ago
Do we have an opinion about everything? If not, should we?
opinions are just experiences condensed unto the limit of expressing them in words. if i have an opinion about someone - long hairs, cute chin, cat eyes - i have something in my memory to compare them with. if i have opinions about country and its politics, it is again from my memory of the government's contribution and negligence. opinions are not formed. it is more of a phenomenon to have an opinion. it is resultant of past experiences. now to try and form opinions about your questions: What is it that makes us form an opinion? the desire to express. until it is expressed, an opinion is just a point of view. when that point comes in public, it is called an opinion. Is it something we do through choice? yes. we choose to provide opinions for various reasons. On what level of consciousness are opinions formed? in the conscious level. subconscious and super conscious have no use of your opinions. subconscious brain learns through habit and super conscious brain is just energy. so forming views and expressing them as opinions is a purely conscious process. Perhaps its the sharing with others that makes us opinionated? absolutely. an opinion comes into existance when it is shared with others. within the limits of our mind, that view is called many things. but when expressed witht he intent to make heard, it becomes opinion. How we make our identity? this is a pretty much different question. identity is subject to identification with he surroundings, people around, associating, forming clusters of social units, etc. an identity is more of a definition of a person in social terms. after the identity formation is complete, one may start expressing opinions from past experience or points of views. hope it helped. :)
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Abhishek Singh
Posted about 1 year ago
Is aging an inherited or acquired trait?
acquired trait. inheritance gives us the power to longevity and a blissful life. but our subconscious mind programmed with the so called Phenomenon simply retards the idea of longevity. elephants and tortoises are slow, generate lower tissue waste and are less stressed and hasty than humans. they might be able to feel emotions, but as far as age is concerned, they are not programmed with the idea of aging right from the point they are born. i guess they don't get tired of living ;) i am not really well conversed with the terms you put up, but this topic attracts my attention since i recently heard about a book Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra. that could help. as a final word, it seems to be an acquired trait.
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Abhishek Singh
Posted about 1 year ago
Can money really buy happiness?
depends on what you buy with it?? happiness is a state of mind. you can buy it, realize it, feel it, meditate on it, crib about not having it... but it is a form of chemical equilibrium. happiness can be attained, not purchased. it is a state of existence :)
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Abhishek Singh
Posted over 1 year ago
Do your feelings matter?
i respect your model and i am not against it. i simply put my views about your question Henry. i didn't know you were looking for re-verification and not new possible extensions to your own theory. apology for not making myself a little extra clear. i have put a lifetime's worth of research into the subject of human behavior and i am really clear when i stated myself earlier. please allow me to be a little more comprehensive and understandable. these are my interpretations: a.Impulsive- hormonal, spur of the moment, have to do b. instinctive- natural, survival, seems right c. regressive- defensive tendency, lack of knowledge, abrupt d. reasoning- pre-meditation, logical, knowledge based situations a person kills someone: 1. for fun, under the euphoria of drugs - impulsive 2. to save his own life - instinctive 3. in defense to strong rejection from society - regressive 4. for a probable monetary gain - reasoning i understand the extent of my intrusion and will stop here on this topic :) also, for the DATA SET theory i stated earlier, i guess i owe you a fuller explanation. people are influenced in a layer by layer manner, from the outermost to the innermost, and then a feedback is generated. PERSONAL EXPERIENCES - environmental, uncontrollable factors contribute at this level SENSORY INPUT - parts of experience that the person senses directly are the second filter of data DATA SET(MEMORY)- here the data is organized by cognitive faculties and stored FILTER- this is set of memories which trigger due to stimulus provided in real time CONCLUSION- this is the resultant behavior that i guess you call feelings this is the human feedback loop, starting from the least to the most influential. i apologize for the parts which you found irrelevant. my complete intention was to provide the most relevant response from my experience. :) i am sorry if i seem to intrude. my intentions were good. cheers Henry!!!