What Ferguson Should’ve Taught Us About Critical Thinking

ARTICLE WRITTEN FOR ASKMEN.COM

 

Back in the not so distant past, I remember watching the O.J. Simpson murder trial with some of my college friends and our discussions became heated. No, we didn’t come to blows and we didn’t stoop to name calling, but we did have diametrically opposed opinions when it came to whether Simpson should walk or fry. I would make my points, my buddies would offer their counterpoints, and the cycle continued.

Even though we never came to a consensus, a beautiful thing happened: We had a respectful debate. We felt energized and empowered to believe what we believed while also empathizing with those who felt differently. I learned from my friends, they learned from me, and the issues were spoken about thoughtfully. It was a clichéd win-win situation.

I remember my parents having the same thoughtful discussions with me and my brothers when similar hot button topics came up in the news. That’s just how things were handled back in the day. Then Al Gore invented the World Wide Web and respectful, open-minded discussions began to take a nosedive.

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  1. says

    NOW that is the INTELLIGENT, LOGICAL way to handle matters … I will never understand why people result to violence.. reminds me of how children have tantrums when things don’t go their way…. Or is it that those that act out, just lack the communication skills? Or are they perpetuating what they have witnessed from their peers or relatives?
    I don’t think they realize the damage they do to the place where they live is plain sabotage… reminds me of that old saying ” don’t s&*% where you live”
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