Friday, August 17, 2018

No Shortcuts To Sanity

"People with high IQs are not necessarily good thinkers. In fact the possession of a high IQ can often be counter-productive. Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers because they can never allow themselves to be wrong. They often take up an instant judgement position on a subject and then use their thinking to support that position rather than to explore the subject area before making a judgement. The more effective they are in support of their instant judgement the less inclined will they be to change this. The result is clever argument but ineffective thinking."
—Edward deBono, The Happiness Purpose  (p. 68)