Who does your thinking?

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.

 

Author: E.M. Murphy

A freelance writer, coach, eternal seeker and Renaissance soul who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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