Is it too dangerous to be a critical thinker?
Can we have a society of critical thinkers?
Critical thinking means being responsive to information, not just accepting it. It doesn’t mean you can’t have an opinion, or agree with someone else’s opinion, it means that you can, in your own words, describe your own ‘why’.
How do you cultivate these skills? Well, if your child asks you, ‘Why?’ you might ask them ‘Why do you think?’. By comparing and contrasting ideas. By challenging your beliefs. By understanding that there are more than 2 options, and not falling for a false dichotomy.
Unlock your own intellectual independence. If you haven’t heard the Calf Path show – give it a listen. Forge your own path.
Also – I’m in love with Word Porn. I love this one: