Daily Dingleberry 01-28-12 (repost of 01-27-12)

It’s Saturday morning!!! Hope you all had fun last night relaxing with your friends or family. I went to sleep like an old grandma 🙂 Anyway, I am reposting this because it bears repeating. We all need to engage in Critical Thinking if we are going to be open enough to accept each other and find solutions to our present crisis we face as a nation.

Critical Thinking:

 Critical thinking has been described as “reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do.”[2] It has also been described as “thinking about thinking.”[3]It has been described in more detail as “the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action”.[4] More recently, critical thinking has been described as “the process of purposeful, self-regulatory judgment, which uses reasoned consideration to evidence, context, conceptualizations, methods, and criteria.”[5] Within the critical social theory philosophical frame, critical thinking is commonly understood to involve commitment to the social and political practice of participatory democracy, willingness to imagine or remain open to considering alternative perspectives, willingness to integrate new or revised perspectives into our ways of thinking and acting, and willingness to foster criticality in others.[6]

–  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_thinking

Can we please apply this right now, right here, today? O alright. It is Friday night. Go relax with your friends but first thing in the morning ok? Peace out, lovers 🙂