Sunday, February 28, 2010

What do you think?

There are basically two kinds of people in the world: People who read and think and people who listen and want to be told what to think.

In this era, like every one in the past, it is far easier to...  READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

1 comment:

CopperJP said...

I'd like to hear more of what you have to say on this. I too strongly believe in critical thinking and hope that needed changes to our educational system will allow (encourage) this type of learning. After recently reading Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions by John Kotter, I agree that our society currently hushes "scouts", those who question what is and who offer solutions to problems that others may not even want to recognize as existing. Indeed, consultant Fred Miller mentioned at a recent conference I attended that those organizations (though I believe it also applies to societies and civilizations) who oppose change, who are self-protectionist, tend to be those in decline. Those organizations that are upcoming leaders are those that embrace change, that are willing to fail and try again in a new way, that are meeting the needs of the people, rather than trying to get the people to need them. If we, as a country, as a society, as a group of people who want a better life/world, are to succeed, we need to embrace change, and that means we need to embrace those that make us uncomfortable through new ways of thinking. How can we be better thinkers? How can we teach our future leaders to be better thinkers?