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Conscience and Psychology..!!

Okay.. Here I come. . You may ask what does a nerd or a brat like me knows about Conscience and Psychology…!! I will just visualize some learnings of mine on C&S (Lets have Conscience and Psychology to be C&S for easy usage in this post!! )

Most of the people think that both conscience and psychology are the same. But the truth is that they appear the same..! In simple words, Conscience is one’s Defensive view (or in other words, we call it the social view) whereas, psychology is one’s offensive counterpart..!!

Sounds like Greek and Latin nah..!! Okay.. Lets deal with a situation..

There is a mother carrying her one year old baby.. They are crossing a river at an instant to move to the other side.. When they are in the mid of the stream suddenly a flood arises and both the mom and the child begin drowning..!! The mom tries very hard to save her and the child.. She pushes the water down and tries to come up..!! At one instant she finds out that there is no way of saving the baby..!! The water level has raised above her shoulders.. So she pushes the baby down and using the pushback (See Newton’s third law applies even here….) she comes up and saves her life..!!

Now, if you consider the above case the mom tries very very hard to save her child from drowning..!! Yeah.. Every mother does that.!!! It is a common attitude what we call it as CONSCIENCE..!!! On the other hand, consider the situation that the mom realizes that there is no way to save the baby and so she herself drowns the baby, using the push caused by it, she comes out safe..!! This is one’s offensive counter part which nobody realizes.. This is the PSYCHOLOGY..!!

Lets revise our thought with another situation..!!

Consider an Army camp, say in Kashmir… There is an army camp of some hundreds of soldiers who work all day and night..!! The place in which they have camped is a Red-Alert zone and prone to terrorist attack every now and often.. So one fine night, there are two soldiers who are roaming around for the public safety…!! Due to the dim light one Soldier misunderstands another Indian soldier to be a terrorist..!! So he starts aiming his gun and is about to shoot..!! The other Indian soldier who is being aimed at realizes this and knows that he is about to taste the first bullet in a second..!! There is only way that he will be alive after a second..!! Yeah… SHOOT THE OTHER GUY…!!

Now in this case his conscience tells him, “He is an Indian. Don’t shoot him.. Find out an escape route…” At one point when there is no other way his psychology comes into play..!! It says, “You don’t want your life?? Yeah, he is an Indian.. So what?? You have got a family and kids too.. Just shoot him or Die…” Every man though he is abide by the rules of his conscience, finally does what his psychology asks him to do..!!

So there is only a smallest difference between the two.. And it takes a lot of time to arrive on a conclusion on you did something caused by your _____ . Conscience?? Psychology??

You may consider the conscience as the white angel that sits near your shoulders and psychology is the red devil on your other shoulder.. You can’t always visualize your conscience to be the angel and the other to be a devil.. In any case it is your offensive thought that saves you from disaster…Neither of them is bad..!! Sometimes when your conscience has nothing to do, and you are damn in need of an escapism your psychology comes into play..!!


P.S. : It won’t be so nice if I don’t mention the guy who created such an impact on this topic over me..!! Dishant Mittal… Dishant is my colleague and my PG mate in Gurgaon… And he explained this thing using a poem he wrote in Urdu.. And he specially translated it in English for me..!!

Awaiting your comments people..!!!

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  1. September 20, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Seems like the war between brain and heart. Reminds me of D.H. Lawrence’s poem named “snake”. This is a similar scenario. See here: http://foamsnet.com/u?q=aaca

    • September 20, 2010 at 9:45 am

      Yeah.. a coolest poem…!! A King in Exile..:-)

  2. Venkatachalam
    September 20, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Nice.. Conscientious explanation of the human psychology… 🙂

  3. September 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Very much thought provoking and insightful!

  4. Guruprasad L
    September 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Very much thought-provoking and insightful!

  5. Dishant Mittal
    September 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Thanks otha…!!!! 🙂

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