Welcome to this MindEdge blog on the power of clear thinking.
We broadly define clarity as understanding things as they are, and—most importantly—as they could and should be. Clear thinkers are those who know how to reach clarity in their field or discipline.
We use the terms clear thinker and clear thinking instead of critical thinker or critical thinking in order to emphasize the more comprehensive mindset needed to achieve clarity, which includes the ability to make emotional connections and to persuade others.
“Clarity” will highlight clear thinkers and how they help shape our world for the better.
It will also comment on those public figures who fall prey to partisan or ideological biases, accept faulty logic, or cling to a favorite hypothesis despite contrary evidence.
While pointing out the flaws of others, we will strive to acknowledge our own shortcomings. In that spirit, we commit to a constant reconsideration of our own assumptions and conclusions. We hope to follow Alexander Pope’s advice: “A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”