Is scepticism a valued attribute of thinking in today’s society? Are sceptics valued or reviled? It’s certainly valuable to have healthy dose of scepticism, but maybe those social groups to which we belong would prefer if we’d get in line and be quiet. Maybe we ostracise ourselves and bring on unwanted attention when we question […]
The creative mind is not only reserved for those who make beautiful things, it is also helpful in solving complex problems. Creative thinking is a series of cognitive processes we use to develop unique and useful ideas that help us improve our way of life. Here I will present articles that may help you develop your critical thinking skills in work and life.
Maslow: How To Resolve The Creative Dichotomy
Maslow needed to come to terms with the fact that creativity was not limited to real-world products and works of art. Unconsciously he had also assumed that creativity was to be found only in certain professions. The people Maslow studied and treated were to break up these misconceptions and assist him in forming a new idea of creativity.
How To Make Rational Decisions
In this week’s Sunday Letters article I’m taking a look at how we can make rational decisions and how sometimes, what we think is rational is actually irrational, and if not irrational, certainly to our disadvantage.
Analogical Thinking: A Method For Solving Problems
How To Solve Problems By Analogy The ability to solve problems is an essential skill for our survival and growth in the fast-paced, moment to moment shifting of modern society. No matter what the domain of expertise or work, challenges present themselves at an ever-increasing rate. And so it should be, for what is a […]
The Merit In Playing The Long Game
I walk in the Phoenix Park near where I live and I see the trees play the long game. The grass and the birds and the sky play the long game. Our dog, Tilly plays the long game. So do the cats she chases that come into our matchbox sized back garden. Human beings don’t play the long game. Not many of us do anyway that’s for sure.
Exchanging Art For Cash
If you’ve already read The Artist’s Manifesto you’ll know that exchanging art for cash, or anything for that matter, is an important principle of the document. It’s vital that creative people like you and me rid ourselves of any negative associations around exchanging art for cash because if we don’t we go broke. Sometimes it’s so subtle that we hardly notice it.
Where Do Thoughts Come From?
Where do thoughts come from? It’s a question I constantly ask myself. Sometimes when I listen to an audiobook or read an actual book, I get this feeling that what I’m hearing is entirely internal. It’s like there’s nobody else involved. It’s just me talking to me.