Rabu, 18 Mac 2009

Critical Or creative??

Have you heard that being a critical is not being creative?

Sometimes we think that being a critical person is how you think creatively but it is not.

Critical is about how you can be a person that can questioning something, Whether it is true or not, how it happens and critical also make you very alert of everything.

Actually, thinking is a skill that sets humans apart from other living beings on earth. Of course this is true since we human can choose what is good and what is bad for us. But, always remember that we have to refer back to al-Quran and Sunnah since that is our first sources.

Alif-Lâm-Mîm. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ân and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings].This is the Book (the Qur'ân), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqûn [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allâh much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allâh much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)]. (Al-Baqarah 1-2:2)

The ability to think and reflect on one's own thoughts and actions has progressed human race from being cave-dwellers to setting foot on the moon. The fact is all human think, but some have mastered thinking skills and able to make better and reasoned decisions in their daily lives.

There are 3 types of thinking skills that all professionals needs to master:
  1. critical thinking
  2. constructive thinking
  3. creative and innovate thinking
But, now I only want to discuss about Critical Thinking.

Critical Tinking

Critical thiking is based on the notion of "getting the truth" and allows us to make informed desicions with the information available at hand. It dates back some 2500 years in ancient Greece where logic took centre stage with Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Critical thinking is an important skill that allows us to analyze and evaluate information, evidence and ideas.

Critical thinking skills allow us to succeed in a world that is full of uncertainty and where perfect information can never be available.

Such as you must think when you read any newspaper, especially those political papers and conventional papers also any commercial that you read or watch on TV.


Hey, remember VISTA? When it first introduce, all peoples believe that it was better than previous software. But what actually happen now?

I do not want to answer this, you can think right? It is because, the people who introduce it have his own vested interest (of course for marketing), it has a good history and peoples believe on someone who they think have the authority to talk. What-so-ever. look at the picture and watch the youtube as a comment.


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