The most important skill for our children (and ourselves)

A large part of our century-old education system emphasizes rote memorization, which hardly seems useful since our phones (and soon all our devices) already have the answers.

Critical thinking may be the most important attribute for success in any area of life.  One prerequisite to critical thinking is asking better questions.  The quality of our lives is directly correlated to the quality of questions we ask ourselves and others.

It seems we’d be better off if we focused on quality questions, and taught our children how to think, rather than what to think.  Perhaps the grown-ups could lead the way.

 

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