Pretty catchy title, huh? It seems I have been dwelling on thinking lately because one of the most important things we can do as we age is to maintain (or even improve) our cognitive abilities. If I come across a blog post that even remotely discusses this topic, I will usually spend a few moments seeing what it has to offer.
I did come across one of these posts a few weeks ago and it stimulated my interest enough to order the book it discussed. The book is entitled, “The Five Elements of Effective Thinking”. Being in a minimalist mindset, I ordered a used copy. The book has a lot of information packed into a few pages. I would have liked it better if the type was a bit bigger, but with my glasses off and some good light, I can make out most of the words.
If you are interested in what this book has to offer, without making a purchase, this link will take you to a companion website: https://press.princeton.edu/video/burger/9810.html
Also, there is an associated free online course entitled, Effective Thinking through Mathematics and it can be found here: https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:UTAustinX+UT.9.01x+1T2019/course/
You will have to setup a free edX account to view the material.
This is where I plan to focus my thoughts over the next few weeks. I will read the book three times as suggested and I will also take the course. There is no telling where all this newly improved thinking activity will lead. Stay tuned!