The world seems to be captivated by an inexplicable hoax — meditation. 18 million people in US alone practice the bogus art of meditation.
Meditation’s philosophy is basically this:
The mind is a box — empty your mind, so you can fill it
That is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard of. The mind does not grow in size with the body — it stays the same size.
As you can see, the size of the brain doesn’t increase, only the grey matter content does. In this aspect, the brain is not like a box at all. Therefore, the ‘available space’ doesn’t matter.
Now, I’m well aware that this is to de-clutter your mind and rid your persona of distracting thoughts, but it usually ends up doing much more than just that.
More than anything though, it wastes a lot of time. It ends up wasting more time than it saves, actually!
Meditation is the biggest con in existence
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Meditation teaches you to empty your mind, and rid yourself of distracting thoughts. But tell me this honestly — how often has your mind been truly blank while meditating?
Now, you might be willing to argue against this and say — “But it works for me, I’m able to concentrate better after a good round of meditation. How would you explain that?”
Simple: The Placebo Effect
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For those of you who are unacquainted with this term, the Placebo Effect refers to the power of suggestive treatment. Since people commonly practice meditation, and it supposedly works wonders, others believe it. And endorse it. And if they get it wrong, they either pretend like they got it right (for fear of public shaming), or think there’s something wrong with the way they are doing things.
All in all, meditation is basically the Placebo Effect working its wonders. Nothing more, nothing less. It is a belief.
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