Why does there exist such a deficit of deep thinking?
I mean, I don’t even know if this is recent or the way it has always been.
I sense that there should be slower opinionated reactions, a less certain “knowing,” and more sentences that end with question marks.
Shame on us for not beginning to answer most questions with something along the lines of:
“Uh. I’m not sure about that. That’s a complicated issue.”
Before going home and considering it for a few days.
Shame on all of us
Let’s have more discussions like Peter Thiel is reported to have.
Sherlock Holmes had it right too.
Because we all need thinking.
Forme, the fundamental problem we have may best be described as an orientation of the will: we suffer from a settled determination to avoid thinking. Relatively few people want to think. Thinking troubles us; thinking tires us. Thinking can force us out of familiar, comforting habits; thinking can complicate our lives; thinking can set us at odds, or at least complicate our relationships, with those we admire or love or follow. Who needs thinking?
-Alan Jacobs, How To Think