Intelligent Systems And Their Societies Walter Fritz

 

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How to Increase Our Intelligence


Learn to think !

(How to obtain your objectives)

 

If, as in the fairy tales, I could make only one wish for increasing the quality of life for all people on Earth, I would wish that everybody, but particularly young people, would increase their intelligence by learning and applying the methods shown below. A general increase in the intelligence level can only result in a better, more neighborly, and friendly community, in responses that increase the health of all, and a better economic standard of living for all.

We can easily see the inverse result. Those areas of the world that have famines, several epidemics, and low standards of living are those that have a low average level of intelligence, mainly due to the lack of education.

How to think well is so important that it should be taught at school (Enter for continuous reading, like a book). at the same time as all the other subjects. Knowing these, without being able to think, is of little use.

See also The Thinking Classroom (Exterior link) of Harvard's Cognitive Skills Group.
A good book on how to improve your life style is: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, by Robin. S. Sharma.

 

Get into the Habit of Thinking
It is important to get into the habit of thinking.
Get into the Habit of Thinking (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

This is your Opportunity To Reason Much Better
We can observe that usually those persons who reason better, also live better. The poor normally reason very badly.
Use This Opportunity To Reason Much Better (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

What is a Function
For good reasoning we often need to think about the function of an object or an activity. The function of an object is that what the designer wanted to accomplish by creating the object. The same can be said about organizations. The function of a bottle is to "contain a liquid".
Here we explain what a function is. (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Have an Objective
Without an objective for guiding our activities, we act at random. We will not reach our goal, because we do not have one.
The importance of having an objective (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Obtain Information
The first step in reaching an objective is to obtain Information about our environment in general and our specific momentary situation.
Here is how to obtain Information (Enter for continuous reading, like a book). and check if it is correct.

 

Make Alternate Plans
Always there are different actions that we could choose. Even if we believe we know exactly what we should do, it is far better to look also for other possible activities.
See Make Alternate Plans (Enter for continuous reading, like a book). for ways to do this.

 

Select the Best Action or Plan
Choose the best plan of action for its immediate and its long term effects.
See Select the Best Action or Plan (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Act, Observe Results, and Store Experiences
Once you have a good plan you have to act. Just having a good plan does not get you to your objective. Finally, when you have acted, observe the results and learn from them.
See: Act, Observe Results, and Store Experiences (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Practice
You cannot learn to play the piano even from a good book, without touching the piano, without practicing. In the same way you cannot learn to think without practicing.
For a guide, see Practice (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

If your objective is to reason better, start now. Start immediately to resolve one of your minor problems, as explained above. Start with an easy problem for training, then take a more difficult one and finally tackle your biggest problem.

 

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Last Edited 18 June 2012 / Walter Fritz
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