Why is it important to use speculation when thinking? Let us first take a look at the meaning of speculation in our Webster Dictionary.
Speculation-1. the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.
Daily Wisdom Word definition: Speculation-1. The first step into exploring different theories or thinking patterns of ideas. 2. The way we start to create and form firm hypothesis on facts we eventually know are true.
Speculation is important. When we speculate we are using our brains to form different theories and ideas, therefore opening our minds up to other ideas and thoughts helping our brain to grow in intelligence.
Have you ever been so sure of a theory that you refused to be open to other thoughts and ideas? This is the same thing as saying your not open to speculation. I used to be this way when I was younger. A lot of the problem with refusing to speculate, is also refusing to listen to others ideas and thoughts. Speculation happens when we have a completely open mind.
We have to be willing to go past what we already think is the correct answer to something and allow our minds to ponder over other hypothesis and theories. This is important, because as human beings, who are not perfect, we get it wrong sometimes. Speculation is important in conversing with others too. Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who was so sure his ideas and thoughts on any given subject were correct, he refused to speculate that perhaps your thoughts and ideas and hypothesis had merit too? It is not a fun conversation to have, and in the end, you either feel stupid or feel the other person is, because they are so closed minded.
Being open to speculation means you don’t always think you know it all, and believe me none of us do know it all. That is why it is important to be open to others speculation. Think about this today and your conversations with others. Are you the kind of person who is willing to speculate openly that you could be wrong about something? Or, are you the type of person so sure of your thoughts and ideas that your not open to speculating? Which type of person do you think grows the most as individuals?
The answer is pretty easy if you think about it. Speculation is a good thing when it comes to even questioning your own ideas and thoughts so don’t close your mind off, ever, not to yourself, or to others.
Thank you for reading about speculation today. Have a beautiful and blessed day.