We live in a world filled with opinions that are quite freely shared. From news to social media, neighbors to colleagues. Everyone has something to say about something.
How does this impact you? Are you easily swayed or stubborn as a mule? Do you take what others say at face value or do you allow it to sway your opinion?
Listen, observe and contemplate. Albert Einstein said ”the measure of intelligence is the ability to change” and there is absolute truth to that. However, to change your views based on anything you hear or see is the equivalent to blowing whichever way the wind blows. Find some solid ground.
Do your research. Reflect upon what you see and what you hear. Examine your values, beliefs and morals when it comes to discussing a subject and determining an outcome. Don’t join the masses without knowing the facts. Educate yourself.
A picture isn’t always worth a thousand words.
Moral of the story: Don’t outsource your critical thinking skills.