Consumerism and Critical Thinking: Extrinsic and Intrinsic Values

When I observe people complaining that no one is providing answers to their problems, I can’t help but think how they epitomize the problems of our world: the lack of unique, individual, critical thought. No one should provide you with answers, for the same reason that no “thing” should provide you with happiness. All of the answers, all of the happiness, resides within us, intrinsically, if we take time to search it out. You must think for yourself. Sure, engage in discourse with others, collaborate with other minds; but in the end, you must learn how to generate and arrive at answers for yourself.

I’ll expand on this more later.

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