Great Indian Psychotherapy Notes for Diploma Students in Questions and Answers form. The notes of Great Indian Psychotherapy is purely taken from the text book.
I. Answer the following questions in one of two sentences each.
1. What has startled global experts?
Though India being a massive potential country, yet has the largest no. of poor people in the world. This has startled global experts.
2. What are the questions that youngsters often ask about India’s future?
Will things ever change? How? Whose fault is it that they haven’t?
3. What are the three traits of the Indian psyche which are not good for the country?
Servility, Numbness to injustice, Divisiveness
4. Why has the content of our films changed, according to the author?
Our expectations from films have changed, so the content of our films has changed.
5. How are Indians exposed to corruption from their childhood onward?
Almost all of us are asked to lie here and there as long as we can get away with the situation. This is numbness to injustice and thus we are exposed to corruption from our childhood.
6. How can one contribute to India’s progress?
One can contribute of India’s progress by changing one’s own mind-set.
Great Indian Psychotherapy Notes
II. Answer the following questions in a paragraph of not more than 100 words each.
1. How does our education system inculcate the trait of servility in us? Explain in your own words.
At school, our education system hammers out our individual voices and kills our natural creativity, turning us into servile, course-material slaves. No subject in our education system teaches us imagination, creativity or innovation. We just are asked to pass on the information to different individuals asking them to have no questions about the subject. For Example, we ask: how many states are there in India? Answer: Twenty-eight. Correct. Our education system has only informative questions and lacks questions like, how is a country divided into states? What criteria should be used? Thus the trait of servility is inculcated by our education system. (102 words)
2. How does our environment contribute to our numbness to injustice?
We are exposed to corruption from our childhood. Almost all of us have been asked to lie about our ages to the train ticket-checker, to claim to be less than five years old and get a free train ride. This creates a value system in a child’s brain that ‘anything goes’ so long as you can get away with it. A bit of lying here, a bit of cheating there is seen as acceptable. Hence we all grow up slightly numb to corruption. Thus our environment contributes to our numbness to injustice. (92 words)
3. Describe how divisiveness enters our psyche.
Divisiveness is often taught at our home, particularly our family and relatives where we learn about the differences amongst people. Our religion, culture and language revered and celebrated in our families. Other people are not as good as we are. Even to this date, most of the Indians vote on one criterion – caste. Dalits vote of Dalits, Thakurs for Thakurs and Yadavs for Yadavs etc. The more such thoughts we have in our mind, the greater is our divisiveness. When we choose a mobile network, we never check its caste. We simply choose the provider based on the best value or service. (102 words)
4. According to the author, how will changing our mindset make ‘the biggest difference’?
Changing one’s own mind-set collectively has the power to make the biggest difference. We have to unlearn whatever is holding us back and definitely break the cycle so that we don’t pass on these traits (Servility, Numbness to injustice, Divisiveness) to the next generation. Our children should think creatively, have opinions and speak up. They shouldn’t hate other people on the basis of their background. A change in mind-set changes the way people vote, which, in turn, changes politicians. When there is a positive change in our politicians, there would definitely be ‘the biggest difference’ in our society, country and the world itself. (103 words)
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