On the importance of thinking

To the degree to which a person is unconscious of the world and their place in it, so they are the unconscious tool, either directly or indirectly, of another.

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3 thoughts on “On the importance of thinking

  1. Nevertheless, being rather unlikely that the “another” are conscious of the “tools” around them, the indirect possibility seems a more probable one. Having said that, I’d consider the extent to which any of these “tools” are serving any world-collective purpose, otherwise the term “tool” might be reduced to a dull-participant status. The micro- or macro- extent of any purpose may be also determinative.
    Generally, the phrase seems to, by default, assume purpose…

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    • Hello Moshe, I refer to the degree of awareness and understanding an individual has in their relationships – with other individuals, through to group dynamics and their relations on the basis of class, up to their place in the world. I refer to the immense and unceasing effort necessary to not merely think through and be prepared to revise one’s positions but, and particularly, to confront and overcome the prejudices one will find, much sooner than later, in one’s thinking and beliefs – the lack of consciousness and acceptance of prejudices which can be exploited by others more conscious. The better a person’s understanding of their relationships on all these levels, the more empowered they will be in their decision-making and behaviour. Although it is a profound imperative, one needs to know more than their self. And to do so and act on this is to the benefit of their society. Phil

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