Sheeps don't lie

How to develop critical thinking and NOT follow the herd

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Ignorant and Arrogant.

This is how I diagnose people who do not think for themselves.

Ignorant to believe all they've been told is true.

Arrogant to believe all they know is true.

In modern times, you must draw accurate conclusions from the facts present - objectively
Consider an average working class person.

95% of the time, he lives in a bubble feeding on a diet of mainstream media and social echo chamber groups.

Any new ideas and new approach to thinking challenges his way of life

There is no individual growth

No exchange of ideas.
Human beings have a natural capacity to employ good reasoning and judgement.

It is derived from millennia of evolution and instinct

However, due to sheer laziness most people follow the herd blindly.

And on occasion they are coerced by forces with nefarious intent
Take for example the Covid vaccine debate,

Most disagreements are because people think their reasons to take / not take the vaccine applies to everyone

Consider the facts at hand and make an informed decision

Let others do the same without your judgement.

Think for yourself
Most data presented to you as fact, is in one of these forms,

➼ Numerical / Statistics
➼ Statements / words
➼ Ideology

Learning to differentiate or at least call out - fact from propoganda or bullshit is absolutely critical.

A lof of information out there is deceptive.
Statistics create an illusion of being cold hard facts - however, they're just numbers gathered from humans by humans.

Quotes or statements can be taken out of context - intentionally or not.

Ideology is more often than not divisive.

Always check for credibility.
➼ Check for sample size ie, how many people were surveyed. Make sure it makes sense.

➼ Ensure the right people were surveyed.

➼ Look for original sources on quotes. Clips can be edited and misrepresented.

Eg, Jordan Peterson VICE interview.

➼ Ideology is fairly obvious
➼ Always verify 'experts' credentials. Most experts today are backed by political and business agenda.

➼ Be skeptical about anything un-scientific. Unless it's your religion which is an individual choice of faith.

➼ Most of what you read online is opinion touted as fact.
➼ Think with an open mind. Always entertain alternative systems of thought.

➼ Raise vital questions that further the discussion

➼ Test conclusions against relevant criteria

➼ Self directed, self monitored, self corrective thinking.
Take up the challenge to identify your beliefs - Now assess if the sources which form your beliefs are credible.

Remember as humans, we are prone to bias in thinking.

Ask,

➼ Who does it benefit?
➼ Is there an agenda being pushed?
➼ Anything being overlooked?
The promise that the internet brings is to unify with equal access to information

However this also opens a door to mass manipulation

Being emotion driven as opposed to fact based is a mistake

It will open you up to trickery with outrage mechanisms

Trust, but verify.
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