Critical thinking is a unique trait to humans. It’s isn’t instinct or a formed habit, it is a learned skill. Thinking critically is such a broad term that varies between each unique situation. Critical thinking can refer to having situational foresight and knowing what is most beneficial for an individual’s future. But, more specific to this blog, critical thinking is the ability to fully analyze and pick apart a medium (such as a book, a painting, or a film) with an unbiased perspective and interpret it’s true meaning and subtle nuances. Understanding the message is only one aspect of critical thinking, what separates analysis from critical thinking is that analysis only relates to the medium itself; Critical thinking then takes from the text and relates it to everything else, whether that be culture, the environment, or your own mind.