Monday, March 21, 2016

Happiness


Happiness

I am trying to work out Sri-Lankan Happiness Index.

Strangely it works negatively.

For example when India got beaten by New Zealand we were very happy.

When we see nearly 2 billion Indian unhappy, we become elated.

It is with Indian and South Asian cricket umpires too.

When an umpire gives not out, as an out, just what happened to Dilshan, the other day, two billion Indians get happy.

In this scenario for all us in Asia to get happy we need simple thing like Donald Trump makes a slip in his tongue or his slip or fly is open in public rally would do.

So American can make us happy by default.

I am trying to think of a positive thing making me happy like an asteroid hitting a monk possessing an illegal baby jumbo.

This is because we cannot depend on our Judges to make jumbos (four legged) go free.

I think they are all unhappy judges.

That is why they (judges) always try to make us unhappy.

We become very happy when we see a high ranking politicians lose an election.

The corollary is that all our politicians are happy when the citizens are unhappy with cost of living going up.

So making others unhappy is in our genes.

So don't come here looking for happiness unless you too have unhappy genes in your system, like all Asians.

Happiness Index


Happiness Index


157 countries in the table.

Syria one before last.

Burundi the last.

Denmark comes first but its its happiness is decreasing.


Sri-Lanka one above India at 117 and happiness going up (probably related the surge in alcohol sale).


South Africa is one above us.

New Zealand is on the 8th position but happiness going down but will go up if they win the T20 World cup.

Singapore at 22nd place with happiness going up.


England just one below Singapore and is going down in happiness.

USA is in the 13th unlucky position with happiness going down probably due to presidential campaign.

I am waiting for someone from happy country to send me one of their not used air ticket for me to get out, before our April New Year where happiness takes a nose dive in this country.

Why Science took a back seat in Human History


Why Science took a back seat in Human History

Biggest obstacle to science was the religion.

That includes Buddhism too.

Even though Buddhism encouraged Scientific Inquiry in “Kalam Sutta”, it was never taken forward in the Eastern civilization.

When religion takes its roots dogmas get embedded in human thinking.

But when we consider how religion originated, the answer becomes startlingly obvious.

Man had an affliction to mood elevating drugs from prehistoric time.

Mood elevating drugs impair critical thinking capacity.

Some of these psychedelic drugs put man in “Trance States.”

Some of these guys in the human hierarchy who were addicted to these potent substances for their existence and survival created bizarre theories of human origin including God.

On top of religion there is an another dogma God and his creation.


In actual fact, it is these psychedelic drugs that retarded critical thinking and the evolution of scientific thinking. 

The bottom line is the drugs that effect sleep, memory and critical thinking are the byproducts of chemistry that came with scientific evolution.


In actual fact science itself is killing its roots.


LSD is a case in point. 

Alcohol too effect memory and normal sleep.

Imagine an airline pilot or an astronaut who is addicted to mood elevating drugs. 

Would you board on a spaceship man by an addict?

For our critical capacity to work efficiently, clear mind and perfect memory are vital ingredients. 

Our survival in this century depends on these factors. 
Any political leader with paranoid inclination would derail human survival.


I have summarized by thinking below.


Right Constitution

 
1.Scientific outlook comes first.

 
2. Rules of law and fair play and Justice to all living beings (Plants and Animals) is second.

 
3. Democracy as a force and the tolerance to diverse views is the third.

 
4.Universal suffrage without bondage, dogma and external powers influencing (encourage the internal powers of the mind) the decision making, is the fourth.

 
5. Religion has no place or should reign below the above four pillars.

If an individual has a certain conviction for solace, be that be so, but he/she should tolerate views of the others including, especially those who want not to be bound by any religious dogma.

Psychedelic Drugs

Under previous regime this industry was promoted actively.
With the bizarre coalition government they are still active.
If your children are poor in their studies either in schools or universities, it is worthwhile checking their habits including alcohol.
 Below I have given how hashish effects one's memory

Psychedelic Drugs
Hashish is a potent form of marijuana extracted from cannabis plants.
Short term effects
The short term effects of hashish use include problems with memory and learning; distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch); difficulty in thinking and problem solving; loss of coordination; and increased heart rate, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Long term effects
People who smoke marijuana often have the same respiratory problems as cigarette smokers. These individuals may have daily cough and sputum, symptoms of chronic bronchitis, and more frequent chest colds. They are also at greater risk of getting lung infections such as pneumonia. Marijuana contains some of the same, and sometimes even more, of the cancer causing chemicals found in cigarette smoke.
Effects on Learning and Social Behavior
Marijuana or hashish affects memory, judgment and perception. Learning and attention skills are impaired among people who use hashish heavily. Longitudinal research on marijuana use among young people below college age indicates those who use marijuana have lower achievement than the non users, more acceptance of deviant behavior, more delinquent behavior and aggression, greater rebelliousness, poorer relationships with parents, and more associations with delinquent and drug using friends.
Effects on Pregnancy
Any drug of abuse can affect a mother's health during pregnancy. Some studies have found that babies born to mothers who used marijuana during pregnancy were smaller than those born to mothers who did not use the drug.
A nursing mother who uses marijuana passes some of the byproducts to the baby in her breast milk. Research indicates that the use of marijuana by a mother during the first month of breast feeding can impair the infant's motor development.
Addictive Potential
A drug is becoming addictive, if it causes compulsive, uncontrollable drug craving, seeking, and use, even in the face of negative health and social consequences. While not everyone who uses marijuana becomes addicted, when a user begins to seek out and take the drug compulsively, that person is said to be dependent or addicted to the drug.

The biggest danger is going for harder drugs like heroin.

Manna Mushroom

Manna (Hebrew) or al-Mann wa al-Salwa (Arabic),is an edible substance according to the Bible and the Quran. It is believed that, god provided this substance to the Israelites during their travels in the desert.
Manna is from Heaven, according to the Bible, but the inherent identification of manna as naturalistic is historic.
In the Mishnah, manna is treated as a natural but unique substance, "created during the twilight of the sixth day of Creation" and ensured to be clean, before it arrives, by the sweeping of the ground by a northern wind and subsequent rains.
According to classical rabbinical literature, manna was ground in a heavenly mill for the use of the righteous, but some of it was allocated to the wicked and left for them to grind themselves.


There are many types of mushrooms used from China to Middle east to Mexico with various and potent psychedelic constituents.