Blog: Being Critical of Your Own Side - 2018-06-21

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F0.png Being Critical of Your Own Side June 21, 2018, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

It's been a long time since I've done a critical thinking video but I've had some things happen recently that made me think it was time to do this. I've been chastised for offering advice to others or telling other people how to think, so instead of doing that, in this video I'm just going to talk about myself.

For me, it's always been easy to challenge other people's or other group's ideas. Challenging my own or my own group's has been very difficult. There's social pressure, I piss off my friends, I don't always express myself well and that also pisses people off and even if I do express myself perfectly, saying stuff that goes against the grain always runs the risk that people will think I'm nuts.

On the other hand, living in an echo chamber is easy. It's very easy. It's very comfortable. No one disagrees with you. Everyone's on the same page. All you gotta do is go with the flow and don't make waves. I did that for years in Scientology.