So here are two simple goals of the thinking man – or woman – like I said.
The point is not to expect to be a superhero about it all.
See, I posted before that auricular confession should be short and sweet.
The same goes for learning how to think.
Keep it simple:
- Learn to be skeptical of your own motives.
- And be generous and kind toward others rationale.
Don’t expect to move mountains, as they say.
James Altucher says we should use more question marks and less periods.
Weshouldn’t expect moral heroism of ourselves. Such an expectation is fruitless and in the long run profoundly damaging. But we can expect to cultivate a more general disposition of skepticism about our own motives and generosity toward the motives of others. And—if the point isn’t already clear—this disposition is the royal road that carries us to the shining portal called Learning to Think.
-Alan Jacobs, How To Think