Example of Problem

Example of an Approach

Distinguishing when we want to understand something as opposed to wishing to win an argument or get a drive of some sort.

We should see things from other points of view. Plus, we should distinguish valid from invalid premises. In critical thinking, via negative is applying a framework of thinking that focuses on reasoning on what something is not instead of what that is. This is also a form of deductive thinking.

Relationship to limitations, irrationality, need for safety, uncertainty, etc.

Make a mind map depicting thoughts associated with emotions and meanings that we correlate and trace where they came from. Deduct what is rational and discard what is not. Understand the context.

We have multiple meanings for something, but not an objective understanding.

Ask what they mean by their definition (especially if they talk about something subjectively defined).

Knowing when we are not thinking.

Distinguishing thoughts from thinking is useful. The appendices provide details about the distinctions.

Implicit biases.

Reduction via… recognizing irrational beliefs contradict rationalized intent. One group of people might be ignorant about what another group thinks about something, for example how much they value a cultural norm.

Unnatural guilt.

Identify an alief as it arises with help of lateral thinking.

Identifying unhealthy thought processes feelings associated with them, such as fabrication of stories.

Map structure thought processes and trace the way the processing information works. Metacognition, or thinking about connections between thoughts, conditioned beliefs, or fears and how it relates to societal expectations might be a beginning to separate reality from manifesting ideals.

Feelings imply a lack of information about the objects or subjects that we have a feeling about.

This implies the condition in which in most cases, instead of attempting the process of gathering more information, we rather tend to compensate for the lack of data with a production of assumptions which includes so commonly confirmation bias/based mindsets, cognitive dissonance, and wishful/magical thinking too. A rational administration of both “psychological time” (the way through which we manage the cognitive speed we use throughout our act of thinking) and information help make more logical observations.

Polarizing groups.

Becoming a polarized group identified with an opponent group is an example of the author of the mind taking shape. We might make stereotypes and ideals to become and create labels to build a sense of familiarity.

Inability to distinguish unnatural causes of fear from natural.

Unnatural versus natural causes of fear, ideas, meanings associated which can come quickly and sneakily Relationship to desires, uncertainty, values, public, mistakes, becoming our ideal something (see “authors of the mind” in the glossary).