How to improve our critical thinking?

How can we foster our intellectual curiosity, creativity, and decision-making skills?

How to broaden our minds, encourage debates, and reach out to others to welcome all the shades of different opinions and perspectives?

Perhaps one key element to achieve all the above is to continuously invent ways to nurture and deepen our critical thinking.

But what is critical thinking, to begin with?

As shown in the video below, it can be described as the process of “deliberately” analyzing information in order to make wiser decisions.

Could this wisdom be applied to both real and online lives (i.e., social media)?

To what extent can we be (or learn to be) congruent at all times, that is in our real and online lives?

What about respect? Or at least self-respect? Is the latter the cornerstone of this congruence?

Self-respect is a must in order to genuinely respect others by treating them well.

Respect does not mean hypocrisy.

Respect does not mean censorship.

Respect is a choice.

Respect is a re-choice.

Respect has a twin. It is called trust.

In both respect and trust, there are beautiful ingredients called integrity and transparency.

To conclude this post, Bambi will spare you her philosophical questions. She will just ask the following: In life, is there anything more simple yet beautiful than treating everyone with respect… and earning their respect back? Or is it self-respect that comes first? Oh, it is getting late…. time to sleep now.

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  1. General Food for Thought

    Post Secondary Education
    “The College Bubble” & The Death of “Critical Thinking”

    By the late 90s and early 2000s, too many degrees being pumped out. Not only that the degrees are in the wrong areas the liberal arts. To keep up enrollment at colleges and universities get rid of core curriculums, especially for the liberal arts. This eventually will result in something termed “The College Bubble”.

    Why employers won’t hire liberal art grads anymore as they did in the past. The problem with liberal arts programmes is they have switched out critical thinking for intuitive thinking.

    “Critical thinking is the mental process of objectively analyzing a situation by gathering information from all possible sources, and then evaluating both the tangible and intangible aspects, as well as the implications of any course of action.”


    “Intuitive thinking is the ability to take what you may sense or perceive to be true and, without knowledge or evidence, appropriately factor it into the final decision.”

    “employers hold in high esteem precisely those skills associated with a liberal arts education—critical thinking, communications, and problem-solving. Fully 93% of employers agreed that a job candidate’s aptitude in these areas was more important than his or her undergraduate major, and 80% believed that students needed to cultivate “broad knowledge in liberal arts and sciences.”

    “Today—at the vast majority of these elite liberal arts colleges—the curricular core is hollow.”

    Money – How Colleges Are Failing Liberal Arts Majors –

    Sincerely Demian Hammock,
    BFA, Mount Allison University; Diploma of Advanced Studies, Human Resources Management, NBCC.

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