Uncle Dave Says, ‘It’s the Metacognition Deficit, Stupid.’

David Brooks of the NYTimes is back with another cerebral commentary today. He keeps digging to find out what’s really ailing the nation. I get the sense lately that he is deeply pained by the high level of toxicity in our civic culture and thinks that if he can describe the cause we may be able to do something about it. Read his column here, and consider buying the newspaper published by the company that employs him if you appreciate his work.

One Response to Uncle Dave Says, ‘It’s the Metacognition Deficit, Stupid.’

  1. mw says:

    Couldn’t agree more. I’ve been blogging for over four years, arguing regularly with both the left and right over that time and I am continually astounded at their complete failure to understand the depth of the metacognition deficit they suffer. I wondered if I might be similarly afflicted?

    To find out, I recently spent several hours in quiet meditation specifically to ponder the weakness in my own thinking and what I should do to compensate. After several hours of reflection and deep introspective analysis I had an epiphany – there was no weakness in my thinking. No one was more surprised than me to learn this, but I admit – it was a relief to understand that I am in fact – right.

    Since then, I’ve decided to dedicate myself to helping others to understand the depth of their metacognition deficit by explaining clearly and forcefully exactly how wrong they are.