Are you a critical thinker?
Do you have an insatiable appetite to learn, understand, ponder….. are you curious? There are many definitions of critical thinking. I like “thinking about one’s thinking in a manner designed to organize and clarify, raise the efficiency of, and recognize errors and biases in one’s own thinking.”
My feeble attempt to define critical thinking for me is a continuous awareness of one’s thinking with the purpose to remain open to unconventional answers in seemingly conventional situations.
Critical thinkers typically look for why things are the way they are or even look for ways things can be accomplished. The similarly sounding, but very different thinker is the one who thinks critically. This is one who looks for why things can not be done or is always looking for what’s wrong with individuals and the world.
Be a critical thinker, but don’t think critically.