Tag Archives: CRITICAL THINKING
Sometimes we think too much.
Is thinking always bad?
Thoughtfulness is praised
but sometimes we need just to perceive;
To lose ourselves in this world
In the sun and in the rain
In the joy and in the pain.
We must engage
in the game of living,
seem better than others,
like those children who stood on their heads,
or turned cartwheels.
I envied them,was awkward,clumsy,
Was already thinking too much
about the reasons for people’s behaviour
and looking for the patterns;
Was I a sinner?Where was Love?
Do we discover patterns or create them?
Some can live with chaos more easily.
Better not think about that.
Better to see the sun hitting the water
and the ripples where the geese swam;
We have to face life in the end
Take the knocks and come back.
- Review: Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría at the Metro Radio Arena (thejournal.co.uk)
- In Defense of Balls, Cartwheels, and Tag (psychologytoday.com)
- Children Should Be Allowed to Get Bored (swiss-miss.com)
- Helping Students Become Better Thinkers (inquiryblog.wordpress.com)
- Creativity and play (mayadivers.wordpress.com)
- Play is not just for kids: The role of play in critical thinking (Week 1: Question 1) (shpage13.wordpress.com)
- How to stop thinking… An Experiment. (healthwellnessandsuccess.wordpress.com)
- 20 Fantastic Dollhouses Designed by Famous Architects (wired.com)
- In praise of raising children in the city (theguardian.com)
- Playtime; the intellectual basis of emotion (artofchad.wordpress.com)
I am still wondering about thinking…. and this is very good and has good links too.But the more I ponder the
more puzzled I get.Is that good?
- Tuesdays with TED! (allthingsmommy.net)
- 10 best TED Talks given by Africans (afrokanlife.com)
- Is thinking a conversation? And dreaming…?It takes two! (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- Defensiveness in Conversation (pleasefeedmybrain.wordpress.com)
- ☢- Ten T☢n Ted -☢ (runningfather.wordpress.com)
- Intellectual Rug Burn (IRB) (mylisaland.com)
- Creative Genius: TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert (mymarketingdiary.wordpress.com)
- David Kelley on the need for creative confidence (ted.com)
- Haiku Deck-TED Talk Reflections (techencounter.wordpress.com)
- A TED conversation on thinking (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
A week or two ago I was thinking about thinking.There is more than one kind of thinking.Some kinds,like rumination, are often self destructive.Other kinds of thinking can turn one outside of one’s self and can become what I call “thoughtfulness”.And that is a a virtue.It combines awareness and caring towards others with standing back and considering what is best for them and ourselves.
Then there is what we might call ” blind thinking” which is totally self centred like the chattering voices in our head
I want that red dress,he’s nasty,I am fed up being at work. so long…………all going on underneath our consciousness much of the time.We may be unaware of it but it can affect us and how we act towards others.It’s childish,turned inwards and trivial.Can we stop it? I am thinking about that,,, not brooding.I mean,my mind is open and I hope some new ideas will come to help me understand this blind thinking
How can we see and not be blind in our thinking?How can we be wise?
- Thoughtfulness:Some reflections (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- Thinking about thoughts (and why it’s good to cry) (rootswingsprettythings.wordpress.com)
- Thinking about what is called thinking [Heidegger] (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- Thoughts Have Consequences (robertringer.com)
- Wisdom (nhooseinny.wordpress.com)
- Listen to Your Inner Wisdom (quinncreative.wordpress.com)
- Pondering Proverbs (kittyjonesblog.wordpress.com)
- Weekend Reflections … on a very good day. (wisenapkin.com)
- Simple Beginnings (tuesdaysdead.wordpress.com)
I became embroiled in “thinking” but I am more interested in thoughtfulness.To me this is connected to reflection and care.To be a thoughtful person I need to be involved with society.A thinker may remain aloof… and if you are a ruminator or a brooder this will detach you from the world of others too.So there’s a paradox here about thinking and thought.
The other problem with thinking using logic and reasoning is the question of the premises you use.If they are not sensible,if they are wrong, if they are poor then thinking is entirely vain.And also by a careful choice of premises or assumptions almost anything can be “proved”
Syllogisms can be useful but really what do they tell you except something you most likely already know
- We think too much when we are powerless/feel we are powerless (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- Thinking Critically and Make a Better Argument (lovellliulu521.wordpress.com)
- Do thoughts precede words? Puzzling about thoughts (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- Stupid? Or smart?(Repost) – Tyler Lee (talonsphilosophy.wordpress.com)
- My first reflections of “Start with Why” (rlpearson67.wordpress.com)
- Reflection (ncpol.wordpress.com)
- Defending Ruminating (giovannarumination.wordpress.com)
- Have you ever heard of ‘ruminating thoughts’? (gaynspunk.wordpress.com)
- Symbolic immortality: Death anxiety increases creativity if you can leave a legacy (psypost.org)
- Are you reflecting or ruminating? (candlecoaching.wordpress.com)
The above website is very good,in my view
|Thinking Gets Us Into Trouble Because We Often:|