Critical thinking and logic are two skills I want most for my boys before they graduate. I want them to understand how to find the fallacies in arguments, commercials, politics. I want them to know how to ask good questions about the things going on around them.
Critical thinking is about asking good questions. Questions I have had in the past few months:
- Who is financially backing the propaganda of social distancing and mandatory vaccines?
- Why are they pushing the vaccine so hard?
- Is the person funding the project a scientist or medical professional?
- What ties do these people have to Wuhan or the WHO or CDC?
- What profit do these investors have in it all?
- What laws are being passed under our noses during all the chaos?
- What agenda does each person in power have?
- Why did we have to destroy our economy to protect the vulnerable?
- Did we have to, or would there have been a better way?
- Who controls the media?
- How many people are involved in that control?
- What else do they fund?
- Why do many news stations say the same exact thing as if they were scripted from higher up?
- Why does the media solely focus on the negative?
- Why are we so drawn to watch the news? What is it about it that compels us and draws us in?
- Who’s choosing what is getting censored online and being labeled as false information?
- Why is it being labeled that way?
- Why are certain people with certain beliefs being censored online right now?
- Why are so many videos being taken down and censored right now?
- Who controls the entertainment world?
- Are entertainers independent or are they bought?
- Do you think about the things you’re exposing your mind to daily? The music you listen to, the shows or news you watch, even the commercials?
- Do you watch or read things from the lens of a fallacy detective where you can discern truth or fallacy?
- What emotions are being played on in each commercial or news article?
- Do you put your full trust in the government, or are you willing to do your own research?
- Why do things change daily in regard to recommendations on the virus? Is it just because they are still learning about it? Or is it because they are manipulating us in some way?
- Who are the greatest funders of the riots and protests?
- Why is it okay to have a protest of 100 people but only to have 10 people in your home?
- Why doesn’t the virus affect protests, but it affects family gatherings?
- What is the true root behind the racial issues? How do we solve them?
- Should we apologize if we were born white?
- Should we kneel in sorrow for what our own ancestors may or may not have been a part of?
- Why is division being pushed so hard right now? Is there a solution to unify?
- What else is going on behind the scenes?
- Why have we been okay to give up all our freedoms in the name of protecting the vulnerable?
- Who really is considered vulnerable, and is there a better way for us to protect them?
- Why are Covid-19 patients being placed back into the nursing homes?
- Why are there less deaths cited in states that have been more open all along?
- How are they actually coming up with their numbers? Are they taking into consideration all those who had all the symptoms but hadn’t gotten tested because they weren’t allowing it?
- Are we looking at how the data is presented to us? Is it tracked daily, weekly, monthly, or is it random and sometimes a daily account and then monthly and that’s why there’s such a spike?
- Who gets to decide what’s essential and what’s not, and how is that decided?
- What are we doing to protect those who are vulnerable to mental health issues right now?
- What are we doing to protect those who are vulnerable to spousal or child abuse right now?
- What do you think will happen if we defund the police?
- Why are they trying to cancel shows featuring police?
- Why aren’t police considered humans right now?
- Why are we calling all cops bad cops? Isn’t that racist in itself?
- What if someone breaks into your house? How do you defend yourself? Who’s going to help you?
- Will they release prisoners since there will be no law enforcement?
- Will we be on our own for protecting ourselves?
- What is the root in all of this? What is this going to do to our country? Socialism, communism?
- What kind of country do you want to live in? Where are we headed?
- What are the ramifications of the events of 2020?
- Where does this leave the next generation?
These are just some of the questions I’ve had. If you’re not asking questions, then you’re being manipulated.
This is also one of the greatest gifts we could give our kids. Teach them how to think, not what to think. Teach them how to be critical thinkers, and we will have a generation of young adults who can have an impact and be major players in this world.
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