How to practice nuanced thinking and avoid polarized thinking - Ness Labs
Nuanced Thinking Vs Polarized Thinking
Polarized Thinking is the enemy of a constructive debate, and always having a black or white approach on a topic, thinking in terms of right or wrong, good or bad, always or never, does not make for anything productive or worthwhile. This approach splits the topic and makes it an all-or-nothing deal.
Nuanced Thinking acknowledges the grey areas and complexities of the diverse point of views and perceptions of reality. It does not fall into the pitfalls of ‘You are absolutely wrong’ or ‘I am a complete failure’.
Seed your mind garden with quality content. The format may impact how close you are to the source. The depth of the content you consume is not a measure of quality.
When consuming content, grow branches on your knowledge tree by taking notes. It will help you remember better.
To tend to your garden, you need to plant new ideas. Do this by replanting stems and cuttings from existing ideas you’ve added to your garden - by consistently taking notes, and combining them together, a bit like grafting.