Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Emotional Environment

We live in a society where there has numerous external factors affect directly or indirectly to us and hence shape our perceptions and hence outlook. These are also influencing our personality and shape identity. The effects of such factors can be negative or positive according to the nature of these factors.

Now, let us look in to these influencive factors. Broadly they are our physical environment and emotional environment. Physical environments are the society we live, the culture of the society, economic status of the society as well as ours, our family, friends, media, politics, arts etc. Emotional environments, on the other hand, are those which we engender ourselves out of the physical environment. We see the physical environment, we hear them, touch them and feel them with our sense organs. These feelings are further being processed in our brain on the basis of the culture we follow, the ethics we practice, and the perspectives we made out of the influence of family, friends, society and media (Say physical environment). This process is perpetual, more over unconscious. The net result of this process can be named emotional environment. Thus both the physical and emotional environments are interrelated and interlinked. Let us check how the emotional environment develops and how they influence us.

We can clear it with a small mental experiment. Take two persons from different physical environments. One is well educated and well settled and the other is illiterate and slum living. Both were standing in a street for a long and the sun was shining above their head. There is public tap besides them. Observe what would they do. It is quite obvious that the illiterate slum living man would drink from the public tap, while the educated well settled would not, thinking that it is not suite for his status or the water may be infective or germicide. He would be more comfortable with this thirst rather than drinking from a public tap.

Now let us analyze physical environment of both of them. The illiterate slum living – he is a man of little knowledge, financially weak and his environment is slum, his family and friends are also from the slum and their views and attitudes are also according to it. He cannot find any fault to drink from the tap. It is not against his ethics and it can do nothing to his status. But on the contrary, the second man is well educated. He can think of the germs, he was from such as family, society, which taught him to think like that, more over he has to think what other people may think of him, seeing him drinking from a public tap.

Now look in to the picture again and again, what should be the main reason prevents him from quench this thirst. Obviously is his consciousness of status —the thought what others may think— that is his emotional environment. On the other hand, the emotional environment of the illiterate man has the preference of quenching thirst. His emotional environment just says him to drink, not conscious of others, rather it is quite natural to him.

Now let us look in to the emotional ethics on us. Take the two same persons on account. The first one educated gentle man waiting in a bus stop. He is already late to his destination. His bus arrives but did not stop there, just slow down and kept running. What would he do? He may run behind the bus for a few meter and make a sound “Shhh…” or alike, but misses his bus. He will be further late to his destination. Place the second man– illiterate slum living on the picture. What would be his performance? He will run behind the bus making voice above all sounds and attract the driver’s attention to stop the bus. According to his emotional environment that is the right thing to do. And he is right too. What harm could it do if it helps to save your time or at least to be on time?

The emotional environment is purely influenced with our culture, ethics and perspectives as I stated above. This process may also be unconscious. But it is not completely out our control. We can essentially direct our emotional environment. How? The answer is to sharpen our ethics and perspectives with adding some logics to it. Rethink your views on matters, reactions on situations and perspectives of dignity and reconstruct them with the spices of logics.

I think it would be worth reading the last paragraph in a little more depth. My next blog will be on that purpose, so keep visiting my blog.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

It was on today my interview for the post of News Reporter Trainee in ACV, the regional television channel of Asianet. I have attended both written test and interview. I felt it very interesting and enjoyed it. My experience in media field is only a one-day assignment with the same ACV to assist on recent election result broadcasting (Online Support).

Even though it wasn’t my dream to be a journalist, I was passionate in the same from my school. As I started viewing Indiavision (A Leading Malayalam News Channel) Mr. Nikesh Kumar of Indiavision became my inspiration and I decided to take some initiatives to pursue MCJ and I look forward the job in ACV as a ladder to the same. Before joining for MCJ, I would like to clear for what extent my interest in this field will last and whether it is my field or not. Anyway, waiting for a call from ACV.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Hi friends,
I know, I am not updated with my blog now. But what can I do friends, I’m hardly getting time to come online, because my exams going on. It’ll end by 15th of this month. I assure you that you can expect some interesting blogs after that. Please keep in touch. Buy, have a nice time.