My Thoughts

Discourage Censorship: Promote Wise Reasoning

You’ve likely heard the news; YouTube is expanding its censorship policies to include a broader range of anti-vax content. You may think that YouTube is doing the right thing. I’m assuming they think they are doing the right thing- protecting us, but this is a dangerous solution. There are better ways to combat misinformation and bad ideas, and one place to start is with wisdom. Wise people don’t just accept another person’s version of the truth, they hone skills at discovering truth themselves. Hone Your Truth Finding Skills Instead of censorship, what if we began promoting wise reasoning? Imagine a culture where the majority

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Skills for Growth

End Polarized Thinking with 4 Simple Questions

Mainstream media is eroding our ability to reason wisely. When we are chronically exposed to news that highlights our differences, rather than our similarities, and plays on our emotions, rather than appealing to reason, we lose our ability to use wise reasoning. This furthers social division, reinforces intolerance, and fuels conspiratorial thinking. Here is how to combat this trend. So what is wise reasoning anyway? For millennia philosophers have promoted wisdom as an attribute that can strengthen societies and help us to overcome all manner of challenges. Contemporary scholars are still working to clearly define what wisdom is, but they do have some clear agreement

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