Develope Powers of Thought

Man’s progress has been painfully slow because the majority have found real thought either impossible or distasteful.
To become a thinker you merely have to start thinking, really thinking. As no man over became proficient at public speaking until he started to speak in public, so you will never become a thinker unless you make a start. Perseverance will then lead to proficiency provided you avoid certain errors to be outlined.
Any reading matter will provide material to start you thinking. As you read, challenge. That is the secret of initiating thought. Never accept passively what you read. Ask: Is this statement true, or only partially so? How does it measure up with your experience or knowledge of history or the world?
Pause frequently and think about what you are reading. The enemies of thought are haste and impatience. Better to read one paragraph and allow it to evoke thought, than scamper through an entire book. When you think over a paragraph, it becomes part of your experience, and you remember it.
Another way to sprat off your thinking is to challenge statements heard or read with the simple interrogatives-How? When? Why? Who? Where? What? Having posed these questions, try to answer them. Don’t rest content until you have thought through to a satisfactory answer.
Joining a local discussion group and engaging in conversation on serious subjects are excellent ways of provoking thought. Until one has to clothe thoughts in words which will be carefully considered by others, there is a tendency not to think through to a definite opinion or to clarify ideas.

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1 comments:

Cherry Flitcher said...

Pause frequently and think about what you are reading. The enemies of thought are haste and impatience. Better to read one paragraph and allow it to evoke thought, than scamper through an entire book. When you think over a paragraph, it becomes part of your experience, and you remember it.

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