As a teacher, I have observed one weird habits of students. Whenever a problem is offered to the students for discovering private solutions; they will typically discover the very best possible option collectively. Everybody will copy and paste that service and each trainee will present it to the instructor as their individual solutions. A few of them will make minor changes to justify their represent individual options, but some are so dumb that they will copy word by word, even the coma complete stops are not changed. Due to this, the entire function of the workout is beat. In place of ingenious, individual solutions, you get the same/similar service with minor variations.
More bewildering is the behavior of students when they are anticipated to reach to a collective decision by shared arrangement. When this type of task is offered, there is utter turmoil in the class. Everyone is seen putting a specific point of view having no relates to about other’s views. And frequently, the entire class does not reach to a mutually agreed services, once again beating the entire purpose of the workout.
This teacher’s dilemma need to have been dealt with by other instructors likewise. And this habits is not restricted to the classroom only. All over, you discover that individuals have 2 various kind of habits- one ‘individual’ and the other ‘cumulative’.
This stems from 2 sets of awareness in our minds. At individual level, we are innovative, analytical and have random thoughts. But this is a private affair which we do not wish to share with others. For that reason, we tend to hide these ideas and often present a safe cumulative choice with minor modifications as a specific service to the issue. However when it comes to a collective decision, our believed process is for a safe, reliable and simple service which can be treated as a precedence for subsequent comparable scenarios.
This hypocrisy or keeping the double requirements (one for us and other for others) is a predominant social evil from spiritual point of view as the belief there is that the life-journey is individual journey not a cumulative or group trip. From social point of view, this approach is suited for living a healthy, delighted and safe life in a society of relations by any specific having an unique thought pattern.
Yog( a) and many other spiritual practices are developed to cure this evil scenario. If you follow these in ‘letter and spirit’, you start having only one set of habits and your life becomes basic. Once that state is reached, you are prepared for NIRVA( N) or final freedom of worldly affairs.