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Is part of the problem with our society a failure to think and reason?

I think many well educated people memorize what they read. They pass test but fail to comprehend the details. They are not capable of critical thinking and creating.
Thinkers are the unique people that use information, education and knowledge to create new concepts. Thinkers find cures, alternative methods and solutions. Thinkers rarely stay in between the lines or the proverbial box.
We are ridiculed until our concepts are recognized.
I am not genius but I can think for myself.
When people judge me I laugh. At least I am not boring.

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DixieRock
YES, I believe that is most of the problem. I do not understand why most people think you have to have a college education to get anyplace in this world. You are correct in saying that when an exam is scheduled for next Tuesday a lot of students will stay up all night cramming for it. BUT, how much that the students cramming will actually remember what they read?
When I am doing something and it does not come out right I will go back to it and figure it out on my own, not many people can do that, they will rely on a friend or a neighbor to help them. That's all fine and dandy But what to do if there in not anyone around to help, that is the question?
Many people do not think of a job outside of a college education, like who is going to fix the plumbing in your home, the electricity, putting in a new lamp socket and things like that. They are just little things that all add up. There are no auto mechanics where I live, so I have to depend on someone I know to do that work, I have little knowledge about fixing a car. Yes I can change the oil and most of the normal things many people can do, but when it comes to doing a break job and certain things like that I cannot do it anymore. When I was younger I could do many of these repairs, but not anymore. I am just not in the shape I was, before I got sick. People should realize that something will go wrong and they will not be able to find anyone to fix the problem. I think more people should learn the common tasks of fixing stuff on there own, and do more training in a specific field. We have a great community college about 5 miles from our home, and you can learn just about anything there. You can go at night if you have a regular job that you work during the day, and I do know many people who take advantage of the college. Many of them make more money than someone coming out of college!!
I wish more people would at least think about an occupation where someone will need your services sooner or later, you will always have a job!!!

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Kravenhead
Sure, which includes failing to see beyond your own personal needs, wants and desires.
That's a very limiting perspective.
A little like looking at a sculpture from one angle.
We need a much broader perspective to make wise decisions.
We need to be able to think things through, but not only from our perspective.
We need to see how it appears to, and affects everyone.
Even if we think we've done that, we have to be able to accept that we could have missed something and be in error.
That's flexibility and key to harmony.
Some say unless you have a rock solid opinion on something, you're wishy washy and weak.
That would be true for those who just go in whatever direction the herd travels.
But it's also true that if you have an unwavering rock solid opinion, you're limited and vulnerable.

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2621 day(s) ago
Yup.... Flexibility is good.
Providing you're not so flexible you can't stand.

philosopher
2621 day(s) ago
I agree Kraven some people are wish washy. Some people are narrow minded and controlled by rhetoric. Rhetoric that is often illogical and undocumented. Naive people are foolish but so are those that refuse to take the time to exam new evidence. This is why I dislike extremist and most Politicians.
Reactionaries base their life's on concept that have No place in the twenty first Century. They lie, scream,shout and use intimation. LOL They remind me of the Iranians an yet; some people follow them blindly like sheep.
I follow No one. It is difficult to exam all evidence on my own but I do as well as I can.
If I believe something but someone offers me substantial information I will listen.

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