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  1. Critical thinking is among the top ten most important and sought-after skills by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. To solve complex ethical, economic and environmental problems in the future, you need to learn how to work with information and your own thinking right now.


    CRITICAL thinking is a sign of a good education and general creative active thinking.

    UNCRITICAL thinking is a sign of underdeveloped passive thinking.

  2. Everyone has a critical mindset. When we eat a bad apple from the market, we automatically critically select a better apple next time, discarding the bad ones.
    Few people survive without such critical thinking.
    It helps to eliminate shortcomings and “benefit others” in a healthy way.
    It's another matter if an excessive level of” critical thinking ” becomes a sacred cow, when we notice bad things in any product and with special pleasure tell everyone we meet about the shortcomings.

  3. Critical thinking is unnatural for the human brain. Therefore, it requires the strictest discipline and self-control. This is very expensive. Even major scientists usually use it only in their professional activities, and outside of their field of knowledge, they switch to everyday thinking.

    Of course, I would like to see more use of critical thinking. So that most people are able to “turn it on”. But I don't have much hope for that.

  4. It is important to balance critical thinking among different people. If everyone had extremely rational thinking, then people would have the same brains and the same psyche. And this is not biology, but robotics.

    I propose to put the question differently. What would happen if people thought more critically than they do now? I can assume one important consequence. Since the history of society is cyclical-decline-rise-decline-rise, the development curve of human societies would become smoother. The function graph would take on a more rounded shape. In practice, this would mean that the social crises would become less acute (a less abrupt transition to higher mortality, a less abrupt transition to an economic crisis, etc.). And the upswings in social life would also become less abrupt and rapid. Well, the same thing would happen in all spheres of life. For example, our emotions would become less explosive and more long-lasting.

    On the other hand, such a slowdown would never lead to a straight line of development, since humanity is also affected by external factors.

  5. Critical thinking begins to work in those issues that are vital for us. Everyone has this important ability, but if you don't use it, it disappears. Then the person becomes a “vegetable”. Similarly, if a person evaluates himself or her abilities critically and comes to the conclusion that I am not competent in such and such an area, he or she begins to act only in the sphere of his or her influence and competence. As a result, it may seem that this person is indifferent in some areas. This means that the priority of the importance of these areas is lowered for him, but he can think critically in other areas. Also, a special view of the world and its internal laws can lead to indifference to politics, sports, new technologies, and news in the world. The level of critical thinking of any person can be revealed only in deep communication.

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