Critical Thinking


Spend a day lost in your thoughts.

"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." - Stephen Wright

Spend a day lost in your thoughts.
It’s not the way it’s normally done.
Days are full of things, and led with a compass.
You go places and see things and places and things see you.
The World. You must be a part of the world.
But somedays, manydays — and it’s hard to know when —
the World might be better without you.

The World, it turns and turns.
You think, therefore you are, as you’ve learned,
but the World is an is without you.
And without you, the World has forever been.
It moves. It grows. It suffers. It glows.
And it carries on… look, it’s doing it right now.
Without your consent, without your approval,
the World does quite fine on its own.

It’s We who can’t move without the World,
though We often see it the other way around.
Around We go, around the World, you know,
the way We’ve always gone.
And always will, in prelife and death,
We are forever at the whim of the World.

Shhh… it’s happening again.
Right now.
We’re trying to convince ourselves otherwise.
But shhh, Ourselves,
we must allow
Ourselves to believe in believing otherwise.

And to know that the World will turn
And the best We can do
Is be the best We we can possibly be.
And to do that we must,
At least somedays, and sometimes manydays,
Spend a day lost in our thoughts.


Reading the Fine Print

"The big print giveth, and the fine print taketh away." -Fulton J. Sheen

Sometimes1 we overlook what’s truly important2, and inadvertently focus far too much of our attention3 on things that are inconsequential4. We’re tricked5, by ourselves6, and by influences in our life7, into being mislead without even realizing we’re being mislead8. It’s the most dangerous form of dishonesty9, because it exploits our inherent want to trust10, and turns our own good faith against us11, like a knife with a sharp handle and a dull blade12. I would never (and do not) suggest that we should not be trusting people13, but I would just warn that we should be critical consumers14 of the truths we internalize15. If we became more inquisitive16 and less certain, we’d be happier people17, and the world would be a happier place18.



1Most of the time
2Important™ is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola® Corporation
3Slack-jawed, mind-numbed mouseclicking
4Miley Cyrus
5Tricked implies that there was an agreement set forth that would suggest a relationship other than the one set forth, but all parties heretofore have agreed to this relationship by not opting out, pending successful credit check.
6You™ are a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola® Corporation
7the Coca-Cola® Corporation
8Inception is a really deep movie that has layers of thought that are worth discussing over coffee it’s not just confusing nonsense spun around a great cast.
9Fox News is the Most Dangerous Form of Dishonesty®
10Hold me.
11Coca-Cola® Corporation is not responsible for good faith, turning things against other things, or providing non-toxic potable substances for consumption
13I will (and do) suggest that you should trust no one. Not even Claire, your high school love who signed your yearbook and told you that she’d love you forever.
14Especially Claire.
16Who, what, where?
17Like Will Smith, from Fresh Prince of Bel Air
18Like 7 Billion Will Smiths, from Fresh Prince of Bel Air