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"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

"When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep radical mutation in the mind." - J. Krishnamurti

"It is the innovators who have difficulty in being allowed to exist and work. Each generation believes that this difficulty is a thing of the past, but each generation is only tolerant of past innovations. Those of its own day are met with the same persecution as though the principle of toleration had never been heard of." - Bertrand Russell


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if thought can corrupt language, then language can also corrupt thought

Language and Thought
Linguistic Society of America

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Language and thought interact in many significant ways.

Language has influence on the thought and action of its speakers.

If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought
as thought patterns and language patterns are closely interwoven.

"A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better.

Phrases like a not unjustifiable assumption, leaves much to be desired, would serve no good purpose, a consideration which we should do well to bear in mind, are a continuous temptation, a packet of aspirins always at one's elbow.

This invasion of one's mind by ready made phrases - lay the foundations, achieve a radical transformation - can only be prevented if one is constantly on guard against them as every such phrase anaesthetizes a portion of one's brain.

When you think of a concrete object, you think wordlessly, and then, if you want to describe the thing you have been visualizing you probably hunt about until you find the exact words that seem to fit it.

When you think of something abstract you are more inclined to use words from the start, and unless you make a conscious effort to prevent it, the existing dialect will come rushing in and do the job for you, at the expense of blurring or even changing your meaning.

Probably it is better to put off using words as long as possible and get one's meaning as clear as one can through pictures and sensations.

Afterward one can choose -- not simply accept -- the phrases that will best cover the meaning, and then switch round and decide what impressions one's words are likely to make on another person." - George Orwell



thought police

We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship,' we call it 'concern for commercial viability.'
David Mamet


thoughts are defined as:

thoughts

intuition

subconsciousness

intention; purpose

a product of thinking

fantasy; imagination

consideration; attention

consciousness; awareness

expectation or conception

the faculty of thinking or reasoning

the act or process of thinking; cogitation

the intellectual activity or production of a particular time or group: ancient Greek thought



"If, through wonder, your reason leaps out of your head,

Each of your hairs will become a new head and reason.

Then, the pain of incessant thought will not crush your brain

For there "mind" and "reason" produce fields and orchards of gnosis.

If you turn to those fields, their subtle speech will reach you;

If you come to those orchards, your palm tree will break into flower."

- Rumi


think for me

Thought cannot produce ideas for
which there are no non-mental correlates.

"We cannot think what we cannot think;
so what we cannot think we cannot say either."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein




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critical thinking

"Critical thinking is reasonable,
reflective thinking that is focused on deciding
what to believe or do." - Robert Ennis

Critical Thinking

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"Better than a hundred years lived in ignorance, without contemplation, is one single day of life lived in wisdom and in deep contemplation." - Dhammapada

"In a world of shallow values, instant gratification, and quick fixes, critical thinking is for those few that see the benefit of intellectual traits, standards and abilities that enable them to cut through the propaganda, the information blitz, and make sense of the world." - Richard Paul

"In 1962, Robert Ennis defined 12 aspects of critical thinking in terms of assessing statements. In this context, critical thinking involves being challenging and skeptical, i.e. thinking critically: for example, by identifying ambiguities and assumptions, finding contradictions, examining the logic leading to a conclusion, judging whether a statement is overly general, critiquing the application of principles and concepts, deciding whether a definition is adequate, and determining whether a statement made by an alleged authority is relevant or believable." - David Hanson

"Children progress through a more-or-less preset sequence of steps (the curriculum), their natural desire to explore and create confined to specified times, places, and subjects. They read about the world without experiencing it, reinforcing the notion that knowledge comes from the absorption of information, facts, and data provided by authority, and belittling all the while the very idea that they are competent to really learn for themselves through first-hand observation." - Charles Eisenstein


conclusions

"For our society to suceed and thrive, people must be able to come to conclusions through some sort of deductive process."- Charles W. Buckman

"The thought came to me as I was sitting in front of my computer just thinking.

After a while, I felt guilty that I was thinking and not doing.

When I write a paper, work a calculus problem or feed the homeless, I can easily note that on a college application - 500 hours community service, 50 hours as a mentor to math students and so on. Colleges reward applicants for doing. But how do I get credit for just thinking?

Didn't Albert Einstein have to just think for hours on end? Had someone passed by Einstein's window as he sat thinking, he might have wrongly accused Einstein of being a slacker.

I have had teachers explain the mysteries of physics, calculus and chemistry. I have had teachers get wildly excited as they talked about the words of Ernest Hemingway. I have had teachers who have urged me to develop the habit of giving to the community. I appreciate all that they have done. But no teacher has taken the time to tell me that it is important sometimes to just think.

College professors say their students do not know how to think critically. But how can they think critically if they haven't yet experienced thinking?

How can they think critically before they have learned how to formulate good questions, and then spent hours trying to answer them?

Adam Smith, the 18th century economist, wrote a book about why some nations are rich and other nations are poor. Economic growth, he said, depends on free markets, limited government and a system of natural liberty.

My guess is that it also depends on people with ideas - good ideas. Good ideas are grown in the garden of the human mind. And thinking is the water that makes that garden grow."

- Daniel Arnold, written as a junior in high school.



provoking you to think is not the same as offending you


processing systems thinking

Before there was tribes there was families.

Father was our temporal protector.

When the Avatars of the Creator and Sustainer came to Earth they revealed to elders of the tribe processing systems thinking for institution building.

The first institutions were religious institutions that taught their charges to live by the Oral Traditions handed down from generation to generation. This allowed tribes to congregate into larger bodies of collective consciousness based on those Oral Traditions.

These religious institutions "trained" humans psyche's to envision Deities as their protectors.

As men applied processing systems thinking to agricultural production they came up with the ideation of monocultural methods of farming.

Then they had distribution problems so they came up with the second type of institution - the State.

As men applied processing systems thinking to civil issues they came up with the ideation of monocultural methods of farming humans, social engineering, in which the human would be "trained" much as the plants and animals are "grown" to perform specialized functions, much like insects, while their collective consciousness was groomed for submission (accept the way things are and will always be - i.e. no Humans, just animals, climbing the pyramid reaching for the golden ring at the apex where the lizard squats - much like the orangutan in the tree).

These "trained" humans psyche's have been modified to envision the State as their Protectors.

Once that aspect of the Veil of Appearances is erected the Head of State, Big Brother, replaces Father:


just think


In Egypt Akhenaten the Heretic ascended.

In Babylon Hammurabi the Exalted ascended.

In Macedonian Alexander III ascended.

In India Ashoka Maurya ascended.

In Italy Augustus Caesar ascended.

In China Genghis Khan ascended.

In Turkey Suleiman the Magnificent ascended.

In France Louis, the Sun King, ascended.

In Germany Adolf Hitler, the Fuehrer, ascended.

In Russia Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party, ascended.

In these United States George Walker Bush, Project for a New American Century associate, ascended.


why is 'just thinking' not rewarded?

"Thinking isn't rewarded because it isn't wanted. The idea of creating the need to gain admission to an elite university is to make sure bright students channel their energies in approved ways, leaving as little time as possible for independent study and thinking. And the same thing will happen at the university level.

The need for people who actually use physics and calculus in any significant way is very small. Yet elite school applicants must study these subjects and get A's. Their study is just a test of ambition, endurance and intelligence.

If a student puts up with such study, he is hooked and will do whatever it takes to get ahead. The expected result of such Pavlovian training is the ideal corporate, deregulation or university employee. One who will automatically think only along approved lines, going along with whatever is demanded of him to get along. "- Raymond J. Rostan


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