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Amily shaw


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Can we think without any presumptions?

Questions arised from one of the conversation and a reminiscence of a old lady who said:"nobody is right but me."

Are we free of personal bias when we think?
how reliable it is for us ourselves to judge if we are free of personal bias or not ?


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  • Feb 25 2013: We sound are used to talking from thinking with our own presumption or judging with our personal bias.If we want to think without any presumptions.We should teach the conscious thinking from kindergarden to university.And how?I think meditation is not a bad exercise for children to have in young age.Education is the most helpful thing which deserves us to invest and search to make the world better.TED is doing the kind of great thing.Thanks for all guys have contributed to TED a long time and wanna go on and on!Let's march on with'never too old to learn'slogon.
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      Feb 25 2013: I agree Edulover! We can teach and learn about presumption, personal bias and judging. I believe most of the information that fuels bias and presumptions has been given to us by parents, societies, religions, etc. When we can see the information for what it is, we have the ability to let go of our judgments, which are based on bias/presumptions.

      I agree that meditation is a good way to calm the mind chatter, which is often based on presumptions. I wholeheartedly agree....never too old to learn. I will be learning until I take my last breath on this earth school:>)

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