December 16, 2017

Does God Exist, or Is He a Construct to Tame You?


People of all religious beliefs - theists, antognists, and atheists - are present in the entire spectrum of success and contentment.

If there is a God, and that God is benign to all, then why is there evil in the world? If He looks after all, then why one of his sons is struggling to put food on the table, while another is relishing gourmet food without a second thought?

September 2, 2017

"You’re an expert in this topic"...You Know It's a Spam Comment, But You Want To Believe It

"I think other site proprietors should take this web site as an model, very clean and great user genial style and design, as well as the content. You’re an expert in this topic... [some advertisement]", a spam comment

Exploiting Logout Flow for Showing Ads

People (rightly) want to ensure proper logout from their financial site. Exploiting this flow for the ever-scarce user attention, an Indian mutual fund company, Reliance, now shows an advertisement in a lightbox when you click logout link. The logout request is processed only when you close the lightbox (say by clicking the X button on top right).

I believe this is an unethical, and a desperate technique. In addition to being obtrusive, it endangers an important step, especially if the user is accessing from a non-private computer.

February 8, 2017

When You Are Taking Time off, Do Not Play Video Games or Watch Movies

Even the most conscientious and productive person requires time off. Whenever you feel that you have earned a break and are relaxing with a video game or watching a movie from your favourite genre is something you will not regret, don't do those.

January 14, 2017

A Logical Philosophical Reason Why You Can Let Go of Your Regrets and Past Mistakes (Without Cognitive Dissonance)

Print shows Maud Muller, John Greenleaf Whittier's heroine in the poem of the same name, leaning on her hay rake, gazing into the distance. Behind her, an ox cart, and in the distance, the village.
fig. Regret (Gast, 1868)

Why Does Regret Feel Bad?

The burden of regret and the powerlessness to go back and do something different is a heavy load to bear. Our free will means choices, and the inevitability of choices, in turn, means that some of our decisions will be evaluated to good and some to bad in the future.

The (seemingly) bad decisions lead to regret (Roese, 2005). That is okay, but why does regret cut deep in the heart? Because regret implies personal action (or inaction) (Connolly & Zeelenberg, 2002).

November 21, 2016

Quora Question-Answer: "I have gave up on changing my ever demanding and controlling wife. I still live with her thinking I owe her because we married. Am I doing right?"


Do not buy the societal indoctrination that a husband must always stay with the woman he married.

She has to earn her position to be your wife. How does she do that? By knowing her place much lower to you, following your orders (in and out of bedroom), keeping herself fit and groomed for you, searching for ways to please you, to make you happy.

October 16, 2016

Get Rich Fast by Selling Your Sleep to Work More, Or Not?

Selling your sleep to work more or thinking about it? You have ambitions and skills with which you earn your livelihood. Now, you may be working in any profession or business and you solve somebody's problems good enough that they are willing to pay you. Great news!