why do people have to be close-minded? listen: it’s not THAT hard to exercise critical thinking or to be reasonable. you just have to come up with logical premises and follow them through to their respective logical conclusions. sometimes there is more than one conclusion for a set of premises. that’s okay! it just means that you need to make sure they’re both logical and then accept them as dual conclusions!
as a simple example to illustrate —
premise one: Knoxville is in Tennessee
premise two: Nashville is in Tennessee
premise three: Knoxville is in Knox County
premise four: Nashville is in Davidson County
conclusion: Knox County and Davidson are in Tennessee. However, from these premises, you cannot conclude that they are ONLY in Tennessee.
Just saying. Logic can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. it just makes sense. and like I said, thinking ISN’T THAT HARD!!!
and furthermore —
premise one: sitting in front of the TV does not generally require any critical thinking
premise two: if you merely parrot what you hear other people say, it does not mean that you have a valid opinion
(sub-premises are basically that you have to legitimately think about what you’re hearing people say, weigh your options, and gather information from other sources in order to have a valid opinion)
conclusion: people who sit in front of the TV and do not apply critical thinking generally do not have valid opinions.
sorry, please point out any fallacious reasoning on my part, but it just sure seems to follow.
I apologize if this is too rant-y. it’s just something I feel the need to do every now and then.