THINKING ON YOUR OWN…OR NOT?

A great article and write-up shared by Patty of CF Vancouver. Enjoy!

Sometimes I shake my head with dis-belief when confronted with some of the ideas that new students hold to be truths, from the myth of “don’t squat below parallel”, “I am getting strong doing yoga” to “A Vegan diet is healthy” and “man made global warming is the biggest threat to human civilization in the 21st century” I sometimes think people will believe any bullshit they are told, as long as enough people believe it and has some stamp of pseudo authority…it must be true.

You watch one documentary and voila the low fat diet is the way to live. I once saw a documentary that showed beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Wayne Gretzky never actually scored a goal in his life. It was all a conspiracy. Now if you didn’t actually watch the oilers in the 80’s and new nothing of your subject matter, you might believe that The Weiner didn’t score 50 in 39. Not anymore.

Click on the link below to read full article and understand how to be a more independant thinker!

A Field Guide to Critical Thinking