TWTS – Episode 27. – Encouraging Rational Thinking
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Whether you are a STEM teacher, a parent, an organizational leader, or just someone who believes that the world would be better off if more people, human and otherwise, were able to think rationally and scientifically and logically when looking to solve problems, this podcast episode is for you!
We already know that the primary need for complex brains to function well is basic physical health (from high quality nutritious food, clean water, fresh air, comfortable warmth, inspiring light, and the freedom to express one’s excess matter and energy), but after that, or even occasionally without that (temporarily) we have a better chance of supporting people in looking at things from multiple points of view if we, ourselves, are looking at things from multiple points of view, including the various goals and ideals of our audience.
In other worse, for best results, we can use all four dimensions of awareness/pespective to speak to others in a way that values their own unique personal priorities (and abilities), the priorities of their closest companions, the priorities of their larger communities, and the ideologies that they believe are universal.
Links referenced in episode:
NPR psychology story: Is Arguing With Passion The Most Effective Way To Persuade Opponents?
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