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Oct 20, 2021

I don't know if you have experienced this but either people are telling you that you are overthinking, underthinking or not thinking in the right way. There are reams of books about how to think the "right" way.

Especially if you have an anxiety condition. And I know the depression folks catch double hell on it too.
And let's not forget that freak flag that get's waived when someone expresses and opinion as fact and then when you try to educate or provide sources they accuse you of not having critical thinking skills.
Or they really might not have a process to think critically. And they get pissed off that you do.
Critical Thinking has been used as a weapon or a savior when it comes to anxiety treatment treatment.
Most of the time by people who don't know jack about either one.
In my opinion. 

The basic process isn't hard to understand. 
The implementation depends on the person, your circumstances, education, and life experience. 
Critical thinking is a way to evaluate information and make an informed decision or find a solution. 

Resources Mentioned: 

Who You Were Before Trauma: by Luise Reddemann. English language version published by The Experiment, a division of Workman Publishing. To those of you that are hip, the ISBN is 9781615196166
Critical Thinking definition at Plato Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
On the website you can find the book, Critical Thinking for Dummies
If you don’t want to buy the book there is a cheat sheet article that will give you the headline version. 
For those of you on the academic tip that cringed in my simplification, there is Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy description for a more academic version of the process. 
The Center for Critical Thinking is a non-profit organization that wants to add a fairness, empathetic aspect to the process. The center has where to begin page that is a good entry point. 
Brianna Weist has a post on Medium called Logic Lapses Are Giving You Chronic Anxiety 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


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