Stop Making Stupid Famous

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People are capable of doing some really stupid things. Most individuals do these things unintentionally, but there are some (particularly celebrities) who take calculated steps to push the envelope of normalcy in order to get publicity and attention. They have one goal (to become famous) and will take whatever path they need to in order to achieve this objective. Unfortunately, this strategy not only works, but can garner more media and social media attention than creating high quality work. Not only does this lead to a bunch of crazy, overpaid, untalented, and immature celebrities, but their stupidity overshadows the abilities of those who are genuinely talented.

Fighting Stupidity with Capitalism

Fortunately in a capitalistic America, ordinary citizens like you and I can rally together to prevent this from happening. Here are a few things you can do to stop making stupid famous:  Read more of this post

The Need for Critical Thinking

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In a world of message overabundance, group-thinking emphasis, and easy social media sharing, is critical thinking slowly becoming less important? Or is it a skill that needs to be reemphasized in classrooms and workplaces?

Definition

Let’s begin by defining the term: critical thinking is “disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.” Critical thinking has been around as long as human beings have, but began to take shape as a formal process in Ancient Greece with the development of the Socratic method.

It has become an essential part of the education process (especially in higher education) and many professions. Critical thinking involves the five components in the diagram to the right: reasoning, evaluating, problem solving, decision making, and analyzing.

The Trend Away from Critical Thinking?       Read more of this post

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