People can be extremely intelligent, have taken a critical thinking course, and know logic inside and out. Yet they may just become clever debaters, not critical thinkers, because they are unwilling to look at their own biases.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Critical thinking is certainly a ‘skill’ but when possessed as a mindset–a playful and humble willingness–it shifts from a labor to an art. It asks, ‘Is this true? By what standard?’
An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
The world is quite right. It does not have to be consistent.
Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat.
Convincing yourself doesn’t win an argument
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.