Each of us lives inside a container, not unlike a goldfish bowl.
Our personal goldfish bowl is our psyche, full of our personal perceptions, understandings and misunderstandings.
Are we each swimming in circles in our goldfish bowls, bored and waiting for our next feeding, unable to swim out into the sea of knowledge?
Plato wrote about each person being chained inside a cave, watching a parade of false images of reality until we make the effort to break out.
Critical thinking gives us the tools we need to escape such illusions as we struggle to develop our own understandings and imagination.
This critical understanding is the most wonderful, most enlightening game we could possibly play — learning for ourselves what is real, and then being able to pass our wisdom and imaginations on to others, helping them out of their goldfish bowls.
Welcome to the magical, empowering, exhilarating world of Critical Thinking!
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