Most Helpful Girl
Yes if they are trained in how to think critically. Some are better than others.
Really smart people who are somewhat gifted in this skill can and often do lack ways to apply it to every part of their life. They trust authority because they don’t feel equal and therefore don’t question the authority.
Everyone of average or above intelligence is capable.
I’m certainly not perfect but my education prepared me to think critically from 15 years old. Then in college and grad school one really has to be able to employ this skill to really. Implicated topics such as language and cognition. Does the language you speak effect your cognition?
I really have to remind myself of how my decision making got to where it is now.
Most people don’t have those tools in their box yet. Also, they’d just prefer to pretend to toilet isn’t broken or whatever (toilet being government).
I can’t blame them for it. I can’t blame them for being tricked by a con artist.
Sometimes we all hear and see only what we want to see. We may be able to think critically but don’t want to because that would disrupt our narrative.
Most Helpful Guys
I don't think so.
This is because critical thinking like many wrote here, needs some level of intelligence plus some form of training and live practice.
But regrettably, there are some who are born "morons" (medical term), with IQ below 80.
I think people below certain IQ level may not successfully achieve the desired skill of critical thinking.