Teach Yourself to Think

Teach Yourself to Think

 

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We have learned to think from the 3 great Greek philosophers: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Their thinking system was mainly based on: analysis, judgement, argument and criticism.

It was a good thinking system in a mostly static world, but this is not enough anymore in the dynamic world we are living in. We need a different system of thinking that is capable to generate new ideas, and not only reason based on old knowledge (because the old knowledge might be already obsolete), a system of thinking that is capable of opening us to new possibilities and of helping us imagine new worlds.

School used the same system to teach us how to think, and you for sure have already noticed the limits. School teaches us problem solving and conditions us into believing that all the information we need to solve the problem is available from the beginning. This is far from being the case in the real world.

In the real world, we should consider ourselves lucky when we know what we don’t know. Most often than not, we don’t even know what we don’t know.

Thinking is natural. Why do I have to learn how to think?
 

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