Accurate thinking is based on two major fundamentals:
- Inductive Reasoning based on the assumption of unknown facts or hypotheses
- Deductive Reasoning based on known facts or what are believed to be facts
In school we are taught deductive and inductive reasoning and the fallacy that will result in starting with the wrong premise in the one instance and making the wrong inference in the other. Accurate thinking and common sense are in part the result of experiences. You can learn from your own experiences as well as those of others when you learn how to recognize, relate, assimilate, and apply principles in order to achieve your goals.
- Separate facts from fiction or hearsay evidence
- Separate facts into classes : important and unimportant
Be careful of others opinions. They could be dangerous and destructive. Make sure your opinions are not someone else’s prejudices. The accurate thinker learns to use his or her judgment and to be cautious no matter who may endeavor to influence him or her.
TRUTH WILL BE TRUTH, REGARDLESS OF A CLOSED MIND,
IGNORANCE OR REFUSAL TO BELIEVE.