Have a resolution to think critically

As we enter 2017, most people will start to think about resolutions – “new year, new me”.  The main resolution seems to be to get healthier: drink less, more exercise, eat better.  Year after year the resolutions will mainly peter out, leaving us all the ability to reuse the same ones next year.  What I’ve seen over 20161 is a worldwide lack of critical thinking.  Social media posts are the main sources of the problem, but recently news outlets have fallen foul of this too.  It worries me that all it seems to take is an image and some text and then something becomes “true”.  What’s really irritating is this has all been made acceptable by saying we live in a post-truth era, without anyone really trying to do anything about it. Continue reading Have a resolution to think critically