What we know we saw, we may not have seen at all.
One of the first steps in critical thinking requires we recognize assumptions. When we read, see, or hear something, before we draw a conclusion do we evaluate the information? Or do we jump to a conclusion based on what we thought we saw/heard or what we hoped we saw/heard?
If we do not take time—an extra step or two—to separate fact from fiction, we can find ourselves embarrassed or worse.
I used a baseball video clip in some of my critical thinking programs to highlight that what we know we saw, we may not have seen at all. Click on the link below. Did you see what you thought you saw?
Video recommendation for the Week:
Did he catch it or not? What assumptions were made and by whom?
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