In the continuing saga of my criticism of critical thinking…. An astute reader pointed out that some people give their hearts and trust too easily. That’s definitely true, and in fact I suspect one reason I’m so quick to wave the pom-poms for trust and the leap of faith is precisely that I’m a trust-and-leap kind of person. I realize that when I criticize the hypercautious, “every doubt is a reason to say no, every answer is just another more troubling question” approach I’m also offering a silent, suppressed defense of my own really headlong way of life. I do actually realize that what I say isn’t applicable to everyone! I hope you’ll all do the AA “take what you need and leave the rest” thing, and look for what’s useful in my posts while being reassured that I do know that people often reject my shiny advice for very good reasons.
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