Thursday, February 2, 2012
Think About Searching, #3
Each mind contains two different thinking systems or activity centers. One is SLOW or rational. We think in a linear fashion when using this capability. We are more deliberate - "let's carefully consider..." The other system, which we less often give credit to, is QUICK. It is the emotional and effortless capability - when we see or hear something and "we just know" what to do. What has been suggested is that we THINK about our THOUGHTS -- yes, to observe how we are making the decision. We may "jump to conclusions" when we need to consider the facts. Think about how you are reacting to a story on the news about an issue - is it being slanted by a particular view? Check the facts. Are we reacting emotionally to an issue that is really just a straightforward fact?