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Newsflash: Consensus Is Not A Valid Substitute 4 Critical Thinking

Always rely on your own individual judgement, not the judgement of a collective.

The mob CAN be wrong, and sometimes there’s not much of a mob at all. 335 more words

Think for yourself

My girlfriend and I have been on two opposite sides of something very important. Something I needed her support on, something I needed her to get behind, because somehow I had convinced myself that if she could just get behind it, if she could just tell me that she was okay with it then somehow I would be okay with it too. 603 more words

Reflection

Dare to think differently

“In this age, the mere example of nonconformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. 49 more words

Quotes

What are they teaching you?

The South African government has just tabled a bill that will make home schooling your children much more difficult – and much, much more expensive. 337 more words

Observations

Groupthink and the Importance of Independent Thought

This has been a week choke full of news, with Senator Jeff Flake’s recent speech imploring Republicans to stand up to President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, and the growing polarization between conservative Americans and progressive Americans.  1,847 more words

Coffee Calls the Shots

For a change of pace, we set up an obstacle course this week.  It was a combination of things you might see in Working Equitation and Western Trail classes.  500 more words

My Journey

sweat, er.. weather

would this sweater be too much?

it’s just to take advantage of the cold to

wear something

i can stretch out in / snuggle into. even if i keep the fan on like… 74 more words