Friday, July 7, 2017

The Gift of thinking critically

This past Wednesday, there was no garbage pick-up because the previous day was the 4th of July, an American Holiday.

Yet, all my neighbors, as perfect “sheep”, put their garbage cans out. I know there wouldn't be any pickup out of sheer logic, but still consulted the Refuse Company's calendar to confirm my suspicion.

This example is just to illustrate that most people follow others and seldom take the time, or better yet, make a habit, of thinking critically. In our household, we abide by this rule as much as possible, and over decades, it has paid huge dividends.

Before following anyone blindly, we just ask ourselves one very simple question: Does it make sense?

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