Critical Thinking

SKEPTIC’s REVIEW: “The Anarchists” (2022) | HBO Original Documentary | Movie Analysis

The Premise Anarchy is an ideology that appeals to many individuals with libertarian views. According to Dictionary.com, the term means “a state of society without government or law“. The individual is therefore under no influence from so-called authority figures or centralized systems such as banks. In anarchy, no one is in charge and there are …

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SKEPTIC’s REVIEW: “The Vow” (2020) | HBO Original Series | Movie Analysis

The Premise I wasn’t sure whether to cover this documentary in the SKEPTIC’s REVIEW segment. Even though the analysis of video materials regarding cults is a perfect fit for the category, I tend to see Keith Raniere’s NXIVM more as a dysfunctional group that brought together Hollywood rejects and entitled trust-fund kids with a puerile …

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How Striving to Be Happy Can Make You Miserable – The Science of Happiness

“I just want to be happy” is a goal that many people set for themselves. And then measure whatever happens in their personal and professional life based on this standard. “Am I happy?”, “Does this context make me happy?”. It may seem a clear objective to focus one’s attention and resources on. But that is …

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Why You Stay In Relationships and Jobs That No Longer Bring You Joy | What Is The Sunk Cost Fallacy?

Short psychological answer. No fluff. We sometimes keep pursuing relationships, options, or objectives that no longer serve us. Here is one of the main reasons why. We consider our previous engagement in the context that no longer brings us joy — be it a relationship, a job, the perspective of participating in a social event, etc — an investment. Time, …

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Justified vs. Unjustified Criticism: How To Tell The Difference And Not Take Things Personally

None of us likes to receive criticism. Even when the person delivering it means well and we understand their intentions. Let’s face it. Dealing with criticism is tricky. I created two courses on the topic and more than 6000 people have enrolled so far. This is how I came to discover even more subtle everyday …

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SKEPTIC’s REVIEW: “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru” (2016) | NETFLIX Documentary | Movie Analysis

The Premise Over the years, I have heard Tony Robbins’s name but knew very little about his activity. I knew he is some sort of motivational speaker or life coach, but the only specific information I had on him until two days ago was the fact that he encountered some legal issues after participants at …

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SKEPTIC’s REVIEW: “Surviving Death” (2021) | NETFLIX Original Series | Movie Analysis

The Premise  As long as we cannot, yet, scientifically answer some of humanity’s biggest questions about life, death, and human nature, the door remains open for a variety of sub-topics and alternative explanations, some of which rather pertain to a Gothic realm than to the modern world. When we cannot answer what consciousness is through …

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10 Astrologers, 1 Day, 1 Skeptic: A Critical Analysis of a Daily Horoscope

If you are like me, you cannot possibly start your day without reading your horoscope. How else are you going to be fully prepared for what the Universe has in store for you? … Yeah, that’s a full, blatant lie. I am a skeptic. I prepare for the day with music, a structured to-do list, …

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13 Reasons Why Post-Pandemic Policies Should Prioritize Critical Thinking Skills and Assertive Attitudes

“Human societies are pretty feeble and ugly”, shows new study by 125-nm-in-diameter virus. I find it embarrassing that the most powerful mirror revealing the modern world for what it is is the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis caused by the novel coronavirus forced the world into a “reap what you sow” scenario …

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