Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

            Our society seems to believe that we are actively engaged in critical thinking throughout every hour of every day.  I challenge this assumption by asking:  What makes the thought critical?

Having experienced five different colleges in Colorado, and being a bit older than the typical Junior, provides me with an alternative perspective.  I believe a conscious effort needs to be made to start the critical thinking process.  First a goal needs to be identified.  Second, identify possible outcomes that the goal will provide.  And third, identify a method in which to achieve the goal.  The fourth step has nothing to do with critical thinking, and everything to do with staying engaged in the action that will provide the best results.  In the end, just thinking about a problem won’t fix the problem.  A physical action usually needs to take place.