# TED Community » Mahesh Gokhale

### About Me

Location:
India, Badlapur

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• #### A comment onConversation: What is your favorite poem and why?

Nov 28 2011: I like three Poems very much

Ekla chalo by Ravindranath Tagore, it is so realistic on the verge of being unromantic, yet it is a poem for th heart when you are alone and it pushes you to "alk alone evern when no one heeds you"

I like Harivansharai Bachhans "Agni path"

And I like "prem asav" by kusumagraj
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#### A comment onTalk: Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Sep 20 2011: Actually If we look at increased choice as a tool and, then may be we could increase happiness by just knowing why I am making a choice. If we fix the reasons for the choice then we will be satisfied with the choice. Else we can never be. If we stop looking at what the other has - our comparison to validate our choice - then may be we can be happier even with increased choice

Also, Barry raises the question " Are we equipped to make the choice". In this case actually, the increased choice must be for the person capable to make the choice. Its like our teeth don't decide what toothpaste to use but we decide. Similarly, a doctor must make the most appropriate choice of what can be done in a given circumstance.

This is actually a case where we have developed technology far ahead of our spiritual and social capabilities to best utilise these technologies.
• #### A comment onConversation: Refuting a quantum mechanics theory

Jun 8 2011: Lectures in Physics by Dr. Feynman will be very useful to you.
When you ask " can you perform and experiment.... with same initial conditions" the answer is yes and no
yes i believe with diffraction and no because we cannot define all the initial conditions

So by what we know today through experiments and deduction / proofs is that quantum mechanics is valid

Also the things are not really random. they have a probability distribution and as you repeat the same initial conditions - the final conditions will more or less fit into a probability distribution

Also you mean that all physical phenomena must follow the rule of "implies and implied by" or rather "if a now then b has happened" is true then "if b has happened then a now" is also true.
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#### A comment onConversation: Neil Pasricha: What do you do to make your life awesome? Extended until 2016*

May 19 2011: Follow my heart, speak out my mind; have great laugh; spend time with friends; smile to strangers and spend time with small kids, read a great book; listen to music; drive my bike real fast to feel the wind in my face; get pumped up when exercising.

I think anything genuine, not pretentious makes life awesome and that for me is everyday

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