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For God’s sake,
That was humor between Brian and I. He got it and his reply indicates he got it. Sorry I got yer knickers in a wad.
As for being critical. I am. I've been around long enough to understand motive and reality. When I notice something is out of whack I look for the reason. If a price is too low, if one of my children is acting unusual, or if someone is just too darned friendly or adversarial..I view all those critically and gather facts so that I may be able to form an opinion based on fact rather than emotion or blind loyalty.
All of us should endeavor to be critical thinkers. I'm not very good at it yet, but I'm making an effort.
Kant's lifelong approach to philosophy which distinguishes between different perspectives and then uses such distinctions to settle otherwise unresolvable disputes. The Critical approach is not primarily negative, but is an attempt to adjudicate quarrels by showing the ways in which both sides have a measure of validity, once their perspective is properly understood. Kant's system of Critical philosophy emphasizes the importance of examining the structure and limitations of reason itself.
"Characterized by careful judgment "
characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"
1. critical (vs. uncritical) -- (marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude")