Critical thinking is often associated with philosophy, but it is very simply the ability to analyse all facts available to form a judgement. It sounds tiresome, and can be, but anyone can be trained to think things through in a much more systematic manner, and gain a more sound judgement about things that matter to them.
Simply put, critical thinking is the ability to deliberately and systematically process information, to understand a subject matter more fully, and make better decisions.
Benefits of Critical Thinking
So how does critical thinking help the non philosophical average Joe? It is actually an important life-skill to cultivate, and it has immense benefits outside of making you seem immediately smarter.
Ability to problem solve
Critical thinkers are also problem solvers. When you have a good framework upon which to look into problems, you’re more likely than others to come up with not only a solution,