“Hard” Thinking

When do you do your best thinking, the difficult thinking, the self-reflexive thinking that deals with crises and fissures (local and global)?  Take a poll of your friends.  The sad fact is that many people ignore or avoid this type of “hard” thinking and they might not even be aware of it. 

Take the opportunity to ask a friend or yourself one difficult question each day.  “What does ‘culture’ mean to you?”  “What are your goals?”  “Have you reached your goals?”  “Why haven’t you changed that thing that’s bothering you?”  “Why don’t you deal proactively with that complaint?”  “Is happiness overrated and, if so, what is most important to you?”  “Why do I have so much stuff?”

Questioning is the first step to identifying and conquering apathy because “hard” thinking should lead to action.  Yes, this is a form of politics.


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