Authenticity Education Motivation

Overthinking: A Nuanced Discussion

Originally posted on Pointless Overthinking:
Troy Headrick’s personal blog can be found at Thinker Boy:  Art & Blog I see some people posting blogs (and comments about them) on thinking and the role it plays in human life.  As someone who has expertise in thinking—especially in what some call “critical thinking”—I’ve been feeling more and…

Since I am focused on THINKING these days in #MyTruth365, I decided to share this insightful post by an expert. Enjoy thinking about thinking!

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Troy Headrick’s personal blog can be found at Thinker Boy:  Art & Blog

I see some people posting blogs (and comments about them) on thinking and the role it plays in human life.  As someone who has expertise in thinking—especially in what some call “critical thinking”—I’ve been feeling more and more like chiming in.  (By the way, I actually prefer the term “creative thinking” to critical thinking because all healthy thinking is, de facto, critical.)  Therefore, when I hear the term “critical thinking,” I hear redundancy.  Because all good and healthy thinking is naturally “critical,” critical thinking is really just another way to say “thinking thinking.”  Do you get my drift?

Perhaps a better way to understand what I’m trying to say is this:  Criticality is built into the very fabric of good and healthy thinking.

You’ll notice that I’ve been using the word “healthy” a lot so far.  I…

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