Mentation

we are capable
of so much more
than just instinct

logic and reasoning
the cornerstone
of the thought process

do…

reflect
analyze
acquire information
develop original ideas
structure concise arguments
make sound decisions
commit to following through on thoughts
debate your decisions rationally

be…

a critical thinker

one’s developed rationale
guides better decisions
turning experiences into lessons

humble and wise
thinkers value the power
of people drawing the best conclusions

Think It Through

one doesn’t come across it often
this feat of lyrical astuteness
witnessed in written puzzles

i applaud these cerebral metaphors
enlightening us in phrases
challenging us with humor

to all the creators
with intelligence and sharp wit
a well-deserved hat tip

Rationale Defined

Untitled

when life throws
the consequences of living
in the path
of its inhabitants
a reaction ensues

what will it be…
compassion?
schadenfreude?
action?
indifference?

those who are gauche
spew an urge
to oppugn
with their splenetic
reaction

their attempts
to bifurcate
the attentive passersby
is thankfully
limited

attention garnered
by the few impressed
while the majority
dismiss them
as reason holds

… and the sensible go on

321 Quote Me – Knowledge

 

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I have been tagged by Sadje – Keep It Alive to participate in this challenge. Thanks a lot, Sadje for the tag! This tag was originally created by Rory – A Guy Called Bloke.

Guidelines: 321 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector
Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘321 Quote Me!’

My selections…

“The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.” John F. Kennedy

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” Socrates

My nominees…

Chuck – The Reluctant Poet
Dorinda – Night Owl Poetry
Jen – A little this, a little that, some real and some imaginings.

 

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