to discern right from wrong and the correct application of it in life.
Elementary school is a prime time for these subjects.
It offers a framework for true thought, and allows perspective.
With Critical thinking skills (Objective Reasoning vs. Subjective Reasoning) and morals...
all the isms (Racism, Sexism, Favoritism...etc) that are so prevalent in the world...
would simply melt away.
Children would see the stupidity of the isms...
along with the various fallacies that occur when one thinks subjectively...
before they could fully take hold.
With a thinking populace, every entity from education to government
would be held to higher standards.
Nothing less than a meritocracy would be demanded...
Marxism, in all its incredibly stupid forms, would not be able to rear its ugly head.
The rational thinking children would be able to see the fallacies inherent in them.
The world would progress, as their generations would effect change.
the child may efficiently learn how to learn, and to truly think...
and not merely regurgitate information.
of the Scientific Method.
as well as how to teach them to your children.
and yet many people still see the world through subjective eyes.
Alex was taught, many years ago, basic Philosophy, Logic
(As well as many of the fallacies of)...
Objective Reasoning and the Scientific Method.
Basic reasoning used to be so natural with people that it was merely called
good ole basic country common sense.
Our schools have put in fluff and taken out the hard core courses so necessary
for correctly making decisions.
What is now, so incorrectly, valued in today's world...
is the subjective instead of the objective.
to have these skills developed.
It is up to parents to fill in where our education system is so failing.
A child's mind develops its full cognitive capabilities by age 8 or so.
What they lack, at that time, is experience and acquired knowledge.
That is what you must give them....the gift that truly keeps giving.
I go on to various forums, on line, to discuss, and debate, a wide range of topics.
That isn't the problem most people have...most merely wish to go along to get along.
They pick PC over substance. They think that everyone has a RIGHT to their opinion.
NO...no one has the RIGHT to be wrong.
Correct conclusion derived directly from that reasoning.
These are what matter.
Being able to correctly see what the problem is....
being able to find the most efficient, and so, effective means of correction....
being able to apply the correction at the highest sustainable rate
to ensure the highest rate of change...
these are what matter.
Most people cannot admit when they are wrong, because of THEIR egos.
The old standby is, "Everyone has a right to their opinion"...
as if that were an automatic pass to never have to change.
People think that getting along and not pissing people off is somehow admirable.
That is group think borne of cowardice.
It is more than counter productive - it is an attempt to shut out reason...
to censure through societal pressures, in order to gain political power in the group.
The real danger then becomes the application of any number of fallacies of logic
to stir and manipulate the masses to try to win by majority (another fallacy).
That is why we are not a democracy...
no matter how often the media try to impress that as a fact.
We are a Constitutional Republic - a representative government...
one that can react far more quickly and is not supposed to make decisions
by how the people feel, but through Objective Reasoning...
seeing and applying appropriate goals that do the most good
for the whole for the long term...
buffered by correct morals (not necessarily religious ones).
People do stupid actions because of stupid ideas...
as if an opinion carries any validity in of itself.
If any opinion is as valid as the next....
there is no such thing as right or wrong....and anything goes.
That is the definition of willful stupidity.
I feel passionately about this because people frequently try to weasel out of arguments
by saying that I "always have to be right".
What else is there? Forego facts for opinion?
It is every thinking person's sacred duty to ensure right prevails.
That is how wrong is corrected.
That is how progress is to be made.
That is how justice prevails.
That is how evil loses to goodness.
Knowing the difference between right and wrong is THE basis for all morals...
that which apply to all... for the long term over the short.
Anything else is pure stupidity...and no..that is not merely my opinion :)
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|You are not fully objective. No one is. |
You are not always in possession of all the facts. No one is.
You are not a paragon of rationality in an irrational world. No one is.
You are not immune to groupthink. No one is.
"He is just mad and wants to lash out"...."He just wants to be the boss"....ad nauseum.....
The MOTIVE does not matter.
|Everyone thinks irrationally most of the time. Often "rational" thought is just a rationalization of irrational ideas. While some people are more immune to groupthink than others, no one is totally immune. Just witness the conversations on this forum as an example. Lots of groupthink abounds here. Lots of irrationality, prejudice, etc. too. One example of a myth that is common here is the myth of the logical, Spock-like, hyperrational aspie who is immune to groupthink and understands the way the world really works unlike those illogical NTs. |
And sometimes when someone disagrees with you it's not because they're an idiot or a sheep. Sometimes they know something you don't. Sometimes they are using something other than formal logic to get to their conclusion and sometimes they're right and you're wrong. If I had to use formal logic to think I would be lost but even I can see holes in the ideas of the more logical-aspie-stereotype folks. I can be wrong too, but so can everyone, welcome to the human race.
the taking of all the variables and applying logic
to come up with the best solution for the situation.
(The input and prioritization of anything other than that which is Objective).
Correct conclusion derived directly from the logical argument.
for being Objectively Reasonable?
make it an "opinion"..and therefore subject to dismissal as such.
Correct thinking is critical to correct action.
Correct action is critical to leading a correct life...
one borne of passion and purpose...and justice.
Teach your children how to correctly reason...
and they will be able to extract information from all that they observe
from the world around them, and they will be able to make informed decisions...
and so, shall be able to live their life riding on a Positive Spiral.
They will then be able to pass this way of life on to their children.