My journey of Critical thinking life class
Is Critical thinking essential? Do I need to use it everywhere? Do I tend to confirm my beliefs by finding bias information? How biases are influencing my preferences and my decision making and so on.. In the last few sessions of Critical thinking life class, I’ve pondered on social and personal aspects of my life. Becoming aware of biases doesn’t actually make you any less susceptible to them. You become more aware of the bias blind spot, which is our inclination towards identifying how biases affect others, while simultaneously maintaining an inability to recognize how our own judgement is affected by biases. Becoming more open to multiple perspectives. In other words, educating ourselves about biases does not mean we can use this knowledge as a lens granting us unwavering vigilance for all the biases out there which may affect us.
Definitely, it is essential to know where to apply and where critical thinking is not needed. It can’t be applied in all the situations but important life skill to develop to have a broader view and looking from multiple lenses/factors.
Being a rational being, humans have the power of reasoning and can find the truth on the basis of personal experiences or evidences which are from reliable and credible sources. Knowing how we know, what we know, challenging the thought process by finding disconfirming evidence for the claims made. Thus getting a wholesome view and then analysing it in order to make informed decisions in life. Enhancing critical thinking skills is a lifelong learning journey.
Overall I’ve enjoyed the past few sessions. Thanks to all the participants and facilitators for the enriching journey.