Critical thinking is like a muscle; it strengthens with exercise. The challenges of today may be daunting, but the critic need not be put off by their magnitude. With practice, it becomes easier to engage in critical conversations on relevant and difficult issues. The art of productive and thoughtful discussion is one that must be pursued in a world of unprecedented challenges. Only once we are well-versed in critical thinking, can we begin to unravel and manage the world’s toughest challenges.
The term “critical” is binary. It is important for the inquisitor exercising their thought-muscle and for the world, which is in evermore need of creative solutions.