CRITICAL THINKING AS A HARD WORK
Socrates says: "The unexamined life is not worth living."
According to Socrates, personal and spiritual growth is the only meaning of life. In order to make the life meaningful, you need to take the time to question, examine and reflect on our life. You can start by thinking deeper in a more skilled way. As Dr. Elder and Dr. Paul proposed, the quality of what you are doing depends on the quality of how you are thinking. At this point, critical thinking is becoming a very important concept to make your life and others’ better, closer to truth, virtue and morality.
Critical thinking makes you reasonable reflective thinker who can ask right questions of an argument which can help you evaluate the given information. It enables you to suspend and make all your dilemmas clear and teaches you to overcome all your bias while testing the logic of the claim. With the sufficient evidence, you can support your ideas confidently and persuade the others.
This process makes you fair minded thinker and help you develop strong sense in thinking. Strong sense thinkers are aware of the limits of their knowledge and are willing to face the different point of views. They can put themselves instead of others to understand them. They are not relativists, they believe that there is an answer even if it’s hard to find. They are patient in complexity and strong to overcome it. And they don’t allow the feelings control them, they think before acting.
However, being a critical thinker is not an easy issue. , Dr. Paul and Dr. Elder think that "serious thinking about thinking is rare in human life”, because serious thinking makes you against popular culture. You need to take this risk. Thinking deeply carefully is not a satisfactory act, not admired. It takes time to come to conclusion. And these conclusions are generally not the ones many people support. You need to find evidence and evaluate it. Besides to...