Elements of Development thru Self Organization
Focusing on the elements of developing the critical mind is essential in self-organization. Reasoning is important, since the world is moving rapidly ahead into the future of the Internet. We have several points to work through in order to develop the critical mind. Purpose is the number one element that we must establish in order to solve problems effectively.
Some other of the elements of critical thinking, include inferences, which is our power to deduce information in order to solve problems. Inferences go hand-in-hand with assumptions. The key to using these two elements however, plays a part in our learning and ability to distinguish. When you have a richer understanding of deduction and assumptions – and how they work, it builds your intellectual abilities. The problem is that many people will confuse deductions and assumptions.
The definition of deductions is noted in the intellectual way that some one responds or acts. This is the power of concluding something as facts. Assumptions are something we might see as facts. Deductions can create an unjustifiable, reasonable, unscientific or logical reaction. It depends on the way the mind deduces. For instance, if you see a speeding vehicle coming in your direction, you may deduce that the driver is out of control. On the other hand, you may assume that the driver knows what he or she is doing despite that the driver is speeding in your direction.
Assumptions on the other hand are the way we perceive things. We may start presuppose for example that the driver in the speeding vehicle knows what he or she is doing. The assumption obviously could become fatal. We all have taking many things for granted throughout our life.
Assumptions often arrive from earlier educated information that we have established as facts. For instance, I assume because my teacher told me that it will rain today, thus it must be true. We start believing our authority figures, which many people fail to find a purpose, question the information, and look for broaden spectrums on the subject.
Because we believe something, as people we may wander through life assuming that something is factual when it is not. It has something to do with our perceptions and the way we interpret the information given to us. It also has something to do with us digging deeper to verify what we learn.
For instance, if a person believes and assumes that walking under a ladder will cause bad luck, thus this person will continue in life avoiding ladders. His mind is unorganized, because he has not discovered facts to verify that this superstition is true. In fact, no one has ever truly had bad luck walking under a ladder; rather they made ignorant mistakes, or else believed in the power that it was true that they caused their own fate.
An example of a sound assumption is that continue learning will ultimately make me smarter. The assumption is valid. If you believe this assumption, you will go a long way in life. In many ways, beliefs make up our assumptions. In some instance we can justifiable assume something is real while in other instances we can assume that something is real and it is not.
We might consider other examples of deductions and assumptions – and how they link to our beliefs. For instance, per se that you often walk your dog during the night hours and every night you faithfully keep your dog happy. All the way, you believe that it is safe to walk your dog in the neighborhood you life in during late hours. Per se, you do not keep up with the news. One night you are walking your dog and suddenly without warning, someone comes up behind you. This person clobbers you on the head and takes your wallet. If you had deduced that we should never take life for granted, then you would assumed that not every night is as safe as the night before.
It is important to understand the process of critical thinking, since it helps you in the development through self-organization. You stay alert to the changes, and learn everyday to make sure that you can keep pace with the times.