Taleb rarely points out data or figures in defense of his arguments and defends the same by saying that it is a mistake to use statistics without logic, but not vice versa. We underestimate the share of randomness in about everything, due to myriad biases we often tend to attribute our successes to our skills and blame bad luck for our failures. Risk taking is described as random foolishness. People are taught to think simple and that simplification is also dangerous. Thus there are two poles, extreme thinkers and simplifiers, both of whom are dangerous.
Assumptions should play no part in critical thinking but unfortunately they do, and often. I know as humans we all make snap judgments, but the idea is to push aside our assumptions and judgments when we think critically. Thinking critically is a skill that you either have or you don’t, the ones who have it will ultimately be the ones to thrive in their respective fields. Though it may be difficult to avoid making assumptions, as professionals we have no choice. We can keep our assumptions to ourselves but unless we consider all aspects of the situation we are not thinking critically.
They don’t pick it up, and they don’t seem to care. Thinking about others not doing their part and adding more to their (and your) trash is disheartening, and this leads to the complaining addiction. The most common (and conditioned) reaction when things don’t work out according to our expectations is to complain. It feels easier to complain about a situation than trying to change it. We might think that it’s impossible to change the entire world—and it is—so we passively sit and continue to complain.
What is bullshit? This is a neither simple question that many in today’s world don’t exactly have a clear answer to nor understanding of. In the published book, “On Bullshit” by Frankfurt, we are provided with a definition and explanation to what exactly bullshit is. The interpretation of bullshit drawn from the novel can be said to be a misrepresentation of what is to be true. Because of bullshit being a misrepresentation of the truth; it has been repeatedly mistaken or confused with the act of lying.
What Arendt is inherently saying about Eichmann when she states that he acted out of sheer thoughtlessness is that he is not thinking or what can also be said is that he suffers from lack of thought. Eichmann was thoughtful as an administrator to which it’s true that he could deal with lots of complicated details, but overall to her, Eichmann is not thinking. For Arendt, thinking involves on the spot judgment and the ability to take another’s viewpoint into consideration. This is something that she thinks Eichmann lacks. For instance, in her book she states that this is a flaw where he, Eichmann, cannot take another fellow’s point of view and her example is in relation to when he was working in Vienna.
Cheating is a symptom of lack of respect and communication. It has to do with the way a person is affected by the verbal or physical messages the other person sends them. For example if the woman is constantly nagging at the man, he may find this hard to deal with. If it progresses to the way he is dressed or the way he
Also, a Satirist should not be confused with a moralist. A moralist has a specific purpose, to reprove in order to correct, and at times may use satiric devices to make his work interesting, yet there is a limit to his use of these devices. The more he uses them, the more destructive his method becomes and ultimately he may fail to achieve his end. A satirist, on the other hand works the other way round. The
In reality, stereotypes are sufficiently subjective that emotions can negatively distort the meaning of an opponent’s actions, thereby gradually generating perceptions of conflicts (Sandra, 2009). Also, in some occasional communication, Yong Li somehow lacked the necessary skills to communicate in a diplomatic manner. When Yong Li communicated his disagreement arrogantly and emotionally, Charles
It would not be giving the order if it did not want this thing; yet it does not do what it commands. This partial willing and partial non-willing is not crazy as what it seems, but a sickness of the mind, that can not rise with its whole self on the wings of truth because it is heavily burdened by habit. There are two wills, then, and neither is whole: what one has the other lacks (Augustine 9, 21). There are some people who try to perceive two wills as engaging in deliberation, causing two natures; one good, the other evil, each with a mind of its own. The trouble with this he explains is that they want to be a light not in the Lord but in themselves, with their notion that the soul is by nature divine, still allows darkness to enter in because by their awful arrogance they have moved further away from you, the true light that enlighten everyone who comes into the world.
Though body language is not the same. One thing I’ve noticed is people who act, lie for the sake of their character, but a liar just lies for him or herself. In order to act one must act, speak, and think like their character would. However a liar tries way too hard to be themselves, only accomplishing nothing. When an actor is trying to be a personality that is so far from their own, you begin to catch on.