G Times: Why should psychology and logic be popularized?

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Author/Picture Design: Giselle

Translation: XiaoYu

Why should people learn a little psychology?

This is because, as human beings, we have both natural and social attributes. When we recognize and understand the world, it not only includes our social structure and surrounding natural environment, but essentially also includes the people around us.

People who understand some psychology tend not to, be easily manipulated; go with the flow and follow the crowd; lose themselves and the ability to analyse.

Amid the virus and vaccine chaos that is currently afflicting the world, few are able to keep a clear mind, resist situational pressure, and go against manipulation by the dark forces.

This is because psychology has not been popularized. In order to acquire totalitarian controls, the elite ruling class will study popular psychology. But they would not want to spread the study of psychology among civilians. If the vast majority of people understand social psychology, this kind of “manipulation game” can no longer be played.

On the same note, why should people learn some logic?

The logic mentioned here is not the logic of mathematics, but the logic of humanities.

The importance of logical thinking is second only to mathematics. As early as 1974, when UNESCO made the division of basic disciplines, logic was ranked second.

However, since the 90’s, the CCP education not only did not teach logic in middle school, even logic education in university liberal arts and sciences were significantly cut-back.

Why did the Chinese Communist Party weaken the people’s logical thinking ability? Its fundamental purpose is to fool the people and maintain its dictatorship. Why do Western democracies not popularize logic? The fundamental reason is to realise their strategy of minority elite rule. As such, they don’t want everyone to be open-minded.

So why should everyone learn a little logic?

Firstly, logic can increase people’s thinking ability, expand their ways of thinking, and guide people to scientifically perform activities such as reverse thinking, creative thinking, and divergent thinking.

Secondly, logic can help people digest new knowledge, understand the meaning of philosophy, correctly express personal opinions, find patterns amid complex appearances, and cultivate ability to see essence through phenomena. And in the process of learning, exercise continuous questioning ability and independent thinking ability.

How to establish humanistic logic?

This requires the establishment of a standard and a reference, that is, justice. On this basis, we can talk about logic and the direction will not be wrong.

(The content of the article only represents the author’s personal views)

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