206 - Let's Get Critical, Critical

Think Significantly

Mar 8 2022 • 35 mins

Surveys reveal that a host of employers today do not believe that they are attracting a workforce that is able to think critically. Despite there being a direct correlation between employees who are able to think critically and profit margins, critical thinking seems to be a skill that isn’t encouraged within our school systems or our social circles. Why is this? In this episode, we highlight the different phases and many benefits of critical thinking and explore how “unlearning” can be a game-changer.

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Did you know that when asked simple questions about global trends, such as how many people live in poverty or why the world’s population is increasing, we tend to get the answers wrong? In fact, our rate of being wrong is so high that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will correctly outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

As it turns out, the world, with all of its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. Why is this important? Because according to Hans Rosling, a Swedish physician and statistician, when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.

Click HERE to access the quiz from the Factfulness quiz to find out if you can outperform that chimpanzee, and start on the stress-reducing path to only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

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