Do you think you understand love?.May be this question is making your mind flash images of red roses,some romantic movie you’ve watched recently or your loved ones’.But do you actually understand it?Is it an escape from our loneliness and suffering?or Is it just a trick of nature to procreate?pff…pretty abstract right?.Did you ever wonder how many such abstract yet well around topics you actually don’t understand?.Brace yourself for the an intense journey through these ted-ed animation videos that are so diverse that actually range from ‘what is depression?‘ to ‘I’m Batman‘ *WINK*.
1.Would You Opt For A Life With No Pain?
An instinctive answer would be a “hell yeah I would”.But think again.Consider a situation where you are plugged into a simulation that guarantee only pleasures but no pains.Would you take it?.Does reality have some intrinsic value whether pleasurable or painful?.Why do we need to make reality a factor while making a decision?A reality with ups and downs or a simulation with only ups?
2.What Makes A Hero?
“The cave you fear to enter
Holds the treasures you seek”
Think of all the heros you have seen in books or movies.Do they have anything in common?.This short animated video tries to attribute qualities to the character that is called hero.Surprisingly all of the heros do have somethings in common.Give it a watch to find out how your favourate hero fits in the frame.
3.What Is Depression?
Feeling sad?hmm..feeling sad for a long time?Not exactly.Clinical depression is way different than the general idea.Sad feelings go away given some circumstantial changes.Depression doesn’t.It lingers around for a long period.This one deals with the diagnosis,symptoms and cure for depression.
4.Why Do We Feel Nostalgia?
Did you ever got transported by a strangely familiar smell on the street to some old days and memories? Its sudden and unexpected.It takes you to a memory that even you don’t know you remember.You suddenly stop for a moment and wonder on how detailed you remember it.This one gives you facts and and explanations on Nostalgia.
5.Plato’s Best(And Worst)
One of the worlds earliest philosopher and probably the initiator of all the philosophical questions of today.This one contains many interesting nuggets along with the path on which philosophy travelled to the present.Do you know that he placed us among birds?(I know right!!)and he got some narrow ass ideas on women:p But he devoloped some ideas which function as yardsticks even in the twenty first century.
6.Why Do We Dream?
Ah that question again!This one presents you with many theories on the question and suggests some thoughts on what they might actually mean.May be release of fears and anxieties during the day?or May be the brains way of remembering the incidents you wish you forget?.The quest for this question haven’t stopped.This one puts together all the theories made in such quest.
7.Mary’s Room: A philosophical thought experiment
Imagine a expert neuro scientist mary living in a black and white room.She knows all the physics and biology related to colour perception and and everything but has never seen a colour.Now suppose she sees a red apple on her computer screen.Did she learn anything new?Can every conscious experience be explained by physical facts? Is there something about red that transcends the human communication?
8.How To Spot A Liar
I can’t make it,I’m sick.I didn’t break that flower vase mom.Our company is not responsible for the damage.I love you…We hear a ton of lies around us everyday.If only there is a way to spot a liar right?.Well it’s not easy.This ted-ed video deals with all the theories that are put forward for detecting a liar and the lie.
These Ted-ed videos sure will help your mind paint a picture,how abstract the topic might be.The awsomely intriguing animation glues you to the screen,helping you grasp the content.Next time,when you come across a ted-ed animated video,just click on it for it to take you onboard showing you around the world of surprises *ba-dum boom dishh*
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