“If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
I believe that the inability of critical thinking is the root cause of prejudice. If we would simply ask ourselves “Why” we feel the way we do toward others, we would be surprised to find that it is based on fear, preconceived ideas, our parents opinions, and the entire tribe that surrounds us.
Being too comfortable in our views and resisting stretching our minds to go beyond what we were taught will keep us closed-minded to the truths that stand before us.
If humans are to survive then we must change, and the first step is to ask “Why.”
“Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” ~ John F. Kennedy