When it is so easy to get our thinking done for us, the enormous temptation is not to think. We glance at headlines and let them form our opinions, and neglect to read the scholarly articles that would give us the meat on the subject. We find ourselves deceptively allured; rushing toward illusion, drawing deplorable conclusions, thus defeating future success. We accept ideas uncritically. How dare we let mental oxen lead us around the field?

We listen to a few minutes of the radio or watch TV for a while and flatter ourselves that we know all about everything. We readily accept gossip as true. It seems we need obscurity, riddles, legends, wonders, unimaginable things, which keep our minds perpetually at work. These things have more attractions than the truth. We read a review of a play or an event and decide that we don’t need to see the play or event itself. These are the temptations of the average person today, but if you have read this far, I assume that you are above the average person.

To think critically is to reason. Reason is really indispensable to the projection of healthy thoughts. To reason about a thing is to dissect it, to examine it from every point of view before adopting it, before deferring to it or before rejecting it; in one word, to reason about a thing is to act with conscious volition, which is one of the phases essential to develop common sense. Without reason, there is no common sense. Without thinking for yourself, there is no reasoning.

To reason, think and think critically. No one is going to get far these days unless they think for themselves. This is going to take hard work, but the joy that you will discover in thinking well will more than repay you.

Discover Critical Thinking Skills with Marcus van Wyk. Critical Thinking will lead to being a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce your prejudice and bias, which will provide you with a better understanding of your environment. This workshop will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. It will lead you to be more productive in your career and provide an impressive skill in your everyday life.

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