New series: Poverty of the mind (Part 1)

There’s serious stuff here.

We all by now know quite a lot about the human mind.

Well, we also know about thought control – something made famous by Pink Floyd through their masterpiece ‘Another Brick In The Wall’. Their work known as ‘The Wall’ had 3 parts viz. Reminiscing, Education and Drugs. This series I started will also have 3 parts, published each Friday. This will be based on 3 most frequently used measurement methods – Quantity, Quality & Aesthetics aka User Experience. Here’s the first one on Quantity. (Aesthetics is an abstraction from Quality).

Introduction to Quantity: The mind is similar to a supercomputer. Every human mind is capable of generating zillions of thoughts throughout the lifecycle. Being the most active part of life, and continuously working; one can either choose to keep it in control or not. Pink Floyd preached ‘We don’t need no thought control’. Though we know in reality that thought control is required to scale success equivalent to what Pink Floyd scaled.

Part One – Quantity

Under quantity of thoughts, comes frequency and how-frequent / speed.


A high frequency translates to over-thinking without the need to depend on external thought-generators (like the ones from media, music, books or others). A low frequency translates to under-thinking (and the remaining thoughts come from media, books, music, self-help techniques and others). An average frequency translates to a mix of both – highly swaying, unpredictable, unstable, unreliable to self and others.

The example with crux (Average Thinkers): A mind that sways back and forth from being over-trustworthy to untrustworthy in a very short span of time say a week – worst case is 24 hours or less. Or the mind swaying back and forth from being generous or sweet to being otherwise in a very short span of time say a week – worst case is 24 hours or less. The problem with the average-frequency thinker is that they fluctuate the minds connected to it. We know Dow or NASDAQ fluctuates when Nikkei does. Because there are these invisible strings of connectivity between the markets as well as the minds. An average thinker continues to be like a stock which is highly volatile in transactions generating a lot of noise in the markets but highly unpredictable – why will the wise risk his historic wisdom in such a quote or even allow its promotion into markets?

In the economy, the cash-poor are not considered as average. I am a very poor man by cash when measured in man-made standards. But when it comes to human minds, there are reasons why an average thinker who is a mere container of thoughts (oscillating uncontrollably in all forms of waves viz. Sine wave, square, triangle) which are sourced majorly from outside that particular mind’s own source – should also be classified into the Poverty Section of Intellectuality where the low-thinkers are obviously pleased to dwell. Yes, I missed few forms of wave – like The Sawtooth Wave. (Let’s spare the Sawtooth Wave and other waveforms for robots please). We know that the word average itself was coined to explain a low power of stabilization due to constant ups and downs – self-initiated unconsciously out of habits. Unlike the ups-and-downs NASDAQ sees while looking at Nikkei or vice versa.


The capability of thinking fastest on a given topic, depends on the volume of prior and current engagements in the brain, along with their intensity. A brain kept free and lean for long will pickup sooner.

Bottom-line: Below the graph. That’s not the bottom-line, I said the real one is below the graph! 😉

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Basic waveforms, shown to represent human thought patterns. Image used for no profits / non-commercial purpose.

The bottomline – While it is difficult for us to reach a point where the mind is decoded and found to be average; it’s easy for us later because these don’t need recoding. Stability lovers must compulsorily keep off average thinkers even if you’re a low thinker, because you’re stable though low!