Posted April 15, 2020 08:24:50 There’s a time and place for everything.
In this article, we’re going to explore the difference between thinking logically and thinking bizarrely.
But first, let’s clear up some misconceptions.
The most common ones include the idea that thinking logically is the only way to be smart, and that being smart is somehow more important than being logical.
And the opposite is true: thinking weirdly is what makes life worth living.
Let’s begin with the most common misconceptions: Thinking logically The idea that all thinking is logical is false.
While some thinkers argue that all knowledge is logically consistent, it’s hard to get past the fact that the way we think can have some impact on the way the world works.
Consider a classic example of reasoning paradox.
It occurs when two different things are connected in a logical fashion.
Suppose we have two things that can be both called “books” and “bookshelves” and that one of them is a computer program.
For some reason, we think the computer program should be called “book”.
This is because we’re using a logical construct called the “comparison operator” to represent the two things.
In fact, we’ve used this construct in the past to represent all kinds of things, from “a book is a book” to “a car is a car”.
When you think about it, this makes perfect sense.
A car can be called a book, a book can be call a car, and so on.
In other words, the analogy works because it’s an analogy.
Thinking weirdly The same principle applies to all kinds or types of thinking.
The problem is that when you think crazy, you can get lost in a maze of thoughts that no longer have any logical meaning.
For example, the brain is very good at recognising patterns that don’t have any immediate logical significance, such as “an arrow is an arrow”.
This helps us avoid thinking nonsensical thoughts.
But what if we have a situation where we’re faced with an example of a seemingly logical thought?
For example: you’re driving along a highway.
The road is clear, you’ve got plenty of time to get there, and you’re looking ahead.
But there’s a road sign pointing the way, so you turn right.
And there’s an arrow on the road, so this arrow has a definite path ahead of it.
So you stop the car and look at the arrow.
You see the arrow, but it doesn’t have a definite course.
It’s still a bit blurry, so it takes you a bit longer to decide to make a turn.
And you end up stopping the car anyway because it doesn: there’s no need to stop.
This is called thinking weird.
But it’s even worse when you take this logic into account.
Consider another example: your friend is walking down the street.
He’s carrying a book and a computer in his pocket.
Your friend sees a car ahead and decides to go left.
The car follows him.
But then the car gets lost in the trees, and the road turns out to be a narrow street with lots of traffic.
So the car doesn’t know where to go.
You can’t stop and look ahead.
So now you’re stuck.
The only way out is to turn around and try to go back to your friend.
But this time you have to keep walking, because the car won’t make a left turn.
Thinking crazy Sometimes the analogy fails to hold when it comes to thinking weird, but in reality, this is the result of our brain having trouble understanding the situation.
Consider the following example: there is a large group of people gathered on the beach.
The group has a beach house, a park, a hotel, and a pool.
The beach house is large and the group is dispersed over a large area.
Each person is wearing a different style of clothing.
For instance, there are men, women, and children in sandals and shirts, while there are teenagers in shorts and flip-flops.
A few people are wearing masks, while others are not.
The situation is very calm.
But one day, the mood turns weird.
Suddenly, a man with a mask walks up to the group.
He introduces himself as “a tourist”.
He tells the group that the group’s beach house has a pool and that he will help them swim there.
Everyone turns around and stares at him.
The man asks for their name and tells them to get in line.
Then he asks the group to turn the tables on each other.
The crowd is still confused.
The men then ask the woman with the mask to put on a mask and take the place of the masked man.
The woman then asks the man to remove his mask, and then the group turns around.
Now the woman is the leader.
Everyone is trying to be friendly and cooperative with the others, but she has lost the mask and the other members are staring at her