We all like to think of ourselves as cautious, careful, and reasoning thinkers— objective, logical in our approach and attentive to detail. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More
There is much here that I'm not sure I agree with least of all the title "Think you are thinking....Think again". The definition of "think" is to have or formulate in the mind. Just by writing this I MUST be thinking. Quick quiz: if I wasn't thinking would it be possible for me to write this? As to your quiz the first thing that popped into my mind was another American. Yes we may all think differently but we are individuals are we not? And yes, our thoughts may be influenced by preconceived notions but what's wrong with that? Isn't that what our parents and teachers are trying to do? Guide us? Are we to suddenly drop all that we have been taught? When I decide, for myself, that I do choose to follow a path that I have been taught why is it suddenly no longer my own but a result of the way I was raised?
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Peg Streep, author or coauthor of nine books, is a New York City based writer currently working on a book about the Millennial generation.
When and how should we open up to loved ones?