The Critical Thinking Blog as a journal

Hello budding Critical Thinkers,

As discussed in the workshop yesterday, we want to use this blog as an ongoing journal of critical thinking. Each one of you are required to do the following till we meet next in September:

  • watch your thoughts, and blog about those where you find yourself showing a bias or where you can or actually apply Critical Thinking (CT)
  • for those of you left to share the homework from Saturday (about any one cognitive bias and it’s application to your life), please so share that at the earliest.
  • you can also post about issues that you want the class to look deeper into.
  • you need to Post at least once in 2 weeks
  • make sure that you follow with your buddy to post

We need to continue working together, and therefore invest time and effort in putting up these posts, if we want to become better critical thinkers. So hoping for your prompt contributions,

Vardan Kabra

One comment

  • Biases seem to be an inherent part of our lives…they are so deeply embedded that one barely even notices they exist, until people point them out to us. One of mine is a toxic combination of Pessimism bias and status quo. It has been pointed out, often times, by my spouse that my first reaction to every new idea is a resounding NO. While the intention is not to hurt sentiments (although I know I am often judged by the action/reaction :)), the inherent fear of Murphy’s Law playing mischief is always one that keeps me satiated in my comfort zone. Especially when it comes to my personal life where there are higher stakes involved. For instance, changes in financial decisions/investments always unsettle me because I don’t take much interest in them, and yet it holds much sway in determining my children’s future. Catch-22. But something I must consider working around. Does this have anything to do with Critical Thinking? I don’t know. But there it is!

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