02:33:12 pm on January 25, 2010 |
There is a big difference between ‘thinking’ and ‘logic.’
Being logical usually includes entertaining conventional thoughts. Thinking is a skill that utilizes and combines intelligence, contemplation, and creativity.
Logic is useful in life when we need to make judgments calls such as: “if I run a red light, I increase my chances of getting to my destination more quickly, but I may also get a ticket, or hit another car or pedestrian.
Relying on logic all of the time though, can kill new ideas, such as: “if I pursue my dream, I could have hard time paying my rent, so I better stay in my dead end job.”
Thinking involves risk. Logic involves safety. Obviously, both have their time and place.
Not thinking, equates to a non-creative life. Never let logic kill your great ideas. Rather, use logic to help plan your ideas and make them a reality.
After all, “only through their union can knowledge arise.” (Kant)