deconstruct beliefs

Making a habit of deconstructing even long-held beliefs and assumptions through respectful discussion keeps our thinking flexible and adaptable. It helps counteract the natural human tendencies towards confirmation bias and intellectual laziness that can settle into ruts of thought over time. Regularly challenging preconceptions promotes deeper critical thinking skills and prevents a closed-minded outlook. An openness to alternative viewpoints, even on issues we feel strongly about, can aid in a more comprehensive understanding.