"“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” - Henry Thomas Buckle
Take some time today to really be aware of how you talk. How much of your time is spent discussing people and events? Train yourself to refrain from engaging in conversations like this because they trigger all the things that create barriers to thinking critically. This is because discussions about events and people are typically through the filter of our own assumptions and beliefs.
Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions ("what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?") using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google's data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might actually learn something.