There have been quite a few posts going around the traps lately listing the top [insert number here] things we can do to fix climate change. Of course, these types of posts have been around for quite a while, but for some reason they seem to be prominent in my part of the world. And whilst they are all filled with useful tips, or at least the ones I have seen, they all miss the most important and most effective thing we can do to fix climate change/chaos/uncertainty – Improve the Way We Think!
Thinking is important, as is how we think! Edward de Bono reports that he started a school program teaching the students about thinking and different thinking techniques. At the end of the year, all the students in the thinking program performed much better in their final assessments across all subjects than those who had not attended the thinking program, even though the thinking program students had not received any additional tutoring in their standard subjects. The key was their ability to think beyond our accepted norm.