Why its important to know from within before forming an opinion and picking a side – Video Blog

Introduction

Based on an incident this morning, it occured to me how vastly we can go wrong and can get lost, when we based our judgements and opinions purely on 3rd party information with no internal reference or knowing.

This is my attempt to explain my observations and analysis.

Enjoy!

Note: I recorded this using a new mic and audio interface gifted by a friend, but hadn’t properly set it up, so if you are using headphones, you will notice that the audio is not balanced. I am terribly sorry about this. After this video was done, with a bit of “researching” (Youtube and Google of course), i figured out what had gone wrong. So hopefully, the next video would be of much better quality.

Video

Video Transcript

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hello my name is nimesh

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i wanted to share a little story uh with

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a message

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of course this morning i was looking for

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some pieces of paper

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very important piece of paper one was a

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doctor’s appointment that was scheduled

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for february and i had to have the

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letter to see this particular doctor

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so i had left these documents on top of

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my office desk

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and i double checked triple checked and

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even

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considered relocating but i was sort of

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not sure because of the importance of

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the documents i sort of went okay now if

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i leave it here

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i will remember this but what has

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happened is

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uh my mother who is on holiday these

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days wanted to help me

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by cleaning up my room so

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surprised this morning i was looking for

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the documentation

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and i could not locate them now when i

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asked my mother

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she had she couldn’t remember

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so she was now giving me information to

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look in the garbage bin looking

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uh different piles of paper i had zero

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luck here

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but during the time i tried to backtrack

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through my own personal experience and

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memory to see

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what i left on the desk and i actually

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managed to remember

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each and every detail of the documents

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that i had left

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under which leaflet i had put what

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piece of paper etc etc so from from my

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internal information when i tried to

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recall

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i could remember what exactly i had left

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but from the point that my mother had

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moved it i had zero reference to any of

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that memory because i had no idea what

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has happened

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which meant that every attempt to locate

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it

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i was purely basing it on luck and

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information given by my mother and her

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memory of where she put what and i

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couldn’t actually look at it finally my

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mom also helped me and i found the

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documents um

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she had put it for put it in another

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little basket

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for safekeeping but she couldn’t

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remember it until she located it finally

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now what is the message in here i want

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to bring up is that

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in in our current society you and

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for some time now we have placed a lot

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of judgments on various topics

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let it be gender diversity sexuality

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or any of these controversial topics and

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these days we also have

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a lot of debates around kobe as well

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now what what i could lead what i was

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trying to say here is that

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if we don’t have any information through

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our own personal experience

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and personal observation of ourselves

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experiencing that experience and if we

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also don’t

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have a good memory about those

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experiences

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we often will not have

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sufficient information to come to any

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conclusive

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opinion but what we see in the world

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today

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is a lot of people are placing a lot of

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opinions and judgments on others

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and more often than not these opinions

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and judgments come from

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information they have gathered from

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third party most of the people don’t

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have their own personal information for

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example

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people judge sexuality or gender

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diversity

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without any reference from within about

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what it feels

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and they they collect information from

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whether whether it’s scripture

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or their perception of scripture or what

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other people say

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now what happens here is that very

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similar to

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losing my pieces of valuable paper uh

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we are now relying on somebody else’s

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memory somebody else’s opinion

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or or thousands of year old

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uh documentation which could be could

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have been misinterpreted when written or

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misinterpreted when

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read to to to come up with a with an

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opinion and we

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are also going on rallies and

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uh arguing that how how right our

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opinion is without any internal

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reference

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now do we need to always have an

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internal experience and a reference

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probably not that’s why there are

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things called research where a lot of

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scientific findings comes from research

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but research means you you need numbers

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and you need a lot of different

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uh participants and then you get their

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input

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once again you rely on their memory and

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their perception but for

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research you hope that people are giving

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their best

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to for a greater course so that once the

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research is

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finalized you have your patterns and you

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understand

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uh various probabilities so you can sort

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of

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more safely uh come up with an opinion

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but generally in our societies

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these are not research bases it’s just

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basically you found something on

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media social media or media you just

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heard something

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and then you’re going to take it as a

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fact and then you’re also rallying about

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that particular fact that you have zero

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reference

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to so with a very short story i it

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occurred to me this morning

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uh that how valuable is our own

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experience

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own information own knowing

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and our own memory like if we can’t

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remember

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i think it’s it’s better to go i

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actually don’t remember

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than to sort of bridge the gaps between

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your memory and just come up with some

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random thing just because you want to

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uh prove a point so the message here

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from me

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to myself and my viewers today

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is to please be mindful when you

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are placing a judgment on another or

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when you are going to be

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affirmatively believing on a particular

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opinion saying this is right or this is

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wrong

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because if you don’t have your personal

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knowing

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it is much better to be on the fence

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what i call beyond the fence you don’t

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have to pick a side just go

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i actually don’t have enough knowing

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about this

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therefore i’m going to remove myself

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from this

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rather than participating in something

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that you don’t know

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i hope you got something out of this

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video

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i’m using this new uh microphone that i

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was gifted

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by one of my close friends thanks thank

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you so much for that i hope it works

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well

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and i hope this video gives you a

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message

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and have a great day thank you so much

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