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How to Become a Critical Thinker (Ep. 13)

How do you learn new things? Do you vet the information you find, and if so, how? How do you know when to take something at face value? How do you solve problems with conflicting information?

Learning to think and intake information more critically is an undeniably useful skill, so we’re talking about how to intake information a bit more carefully.

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  • 0:00:00 – Intro
  • 0:11:14 – Dealing with perfectionism
  • 0:21:53 – The three types of perfectionism
  • 0:24:58 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:27:47 – Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:33:35 – Focusing too much on analytics
  • 0:44:24 – Figuring out what is important
  • 1:03:24 – Focusing on academics or making friends
  • 1:11:29 – Using Windows vs Mac
  • 1:17:13 – Conclusion

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