Think About: Mental Virtues

This week’s quote comes from a recent New York Times article by David Brooks.  In the it Brooks articulates several mental virtues including love of learning, courage, firmness, humility, autonomy, and generosity.  He concludes with the below sentence:

“[T]hinking well means pushing against the grain of our nature – against vanity, against laziness, against the desire for certainty, against the desire to avoid painful truths. Good thinking isn’t just adopting the right technique. It’s a moral enterprise and requires good character, the ability to go against our lesser impulses for the sake of our higher ones.”

Not easy, but worthy!  Shout-out to all the amazing reflective practitioners that have been doing the tough work of thinking well about their practice these first few weeks of school.  You are champions!

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