Rise of abstract thinking; Death of Curiosity
Abstract thinking kills logic.
(Now, I am putting this up without any research, It’s a hypothesis that I want to prove in near future through analysis and sampling, more so I would call it an observation.)
I have been thinking about curiosity, We all had it once (kids still have it) but as we grow older we get less curious (What could be the reason behind this?).
Why so? I question, probably because of the prejudices we have accquied over years or is it because of promotion of abstract thinking.
It looks easy if you don’t have to worry about the concrete details and do things abstractly, I think it is in certain scenarios.
but it wasn’t meant to kill our concrete thinking, abstract thinking was made to help us combat complicated problems.
but now it seems people are forgetting this and using the tool as is.
Abstract thinking is engulfing logic and reasoning, people tend to question less and accept the thing as is.
I know this might not be true for all of us, but fighting all the prejudice and re-configuring your brain is a hard task.
I wish there was more research in this field.
Disclaimer : Opinions expressed in this post are my own and without any scientific backing, at some point I might want to pursue this scientifically. If that happens, I will update this post with my discovery and conclusion if any.