Google right now "on various kinds of thinking robinson" and hit I'm Feeling Lucky, then 'find' "On Various Kinds of Thinking".
I would post the link, but I already have one infraction...
If you're too lazy to read the passage, then consider this: You think a lot of disgusting and detestable thoughts every day. I do too. So does Cogito. That sicko. But the ability to catch these thoughts in mid-flight and examine them for what they are is an ability I would like to see practiced in the world.
Be the change you want to see in the world - Gandhi.
If people could catch their conscious thoughts and interpret them with critical thinking, I believe we could be freed from our automatic ideological assumptions.
Case: A girl sees another girl dressed prettier than she is, and her initial thought is, "That b*tch". After her initial thought passes, she catches it like a bird in the air and stares at it for a full minute. Upon investigation, she learns that the thought stemmed from her subconscious. Her subconscious produced this thought because of our biological desire for importance and value among social peers, in turn sending the "conscious bird" with the rude and lethal message attached to its little feet.
Point: She learns more about her subconscious and underlying biological behavior. Knowledge is virtue, so she decides to reject her assumption of "That b*tch" and examine the processes in the other girl's head.
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