Write a letter to the editor of an English Daily on the growing importance of rational thinking in our social and national life.
August 16, 2021
The Daily Observer
I would be thankful to you if you publish the following part written by me but the ultimate voice of the people of this country in the letters column of your reputed daily.
The Growing Importance of Rational Thinking in Our National Life
Social and to build a strong and sustainable society or nation in modern era, responsibility or rational thinking in every sphere of our social and national life is a must. A society or a nation cannot run properly if it lacks rational thinking that knots a society or a nation with knowledge and wisdom. Owing to the absence of rational thinking, a society or a nation is cursed with superstition, fundamentalism, fanaticism, prejudice, ignorance, gullibility and incredulity.
But what does rational thinking actually mean? Rational thinking is the ability to think out of the box, to think critically, to produce good quality of thoughts in certain situations of our life to arrive at a rational conclusion. Rational thinking also means the capability to understand between what is wrong and what is right.
Today, in this modern world and with the overflow of knowledge and technology, our society demands from all of the decision makers and policy makers to bring qualitative improvement in thinking about the daily affairs of life. Only a trend of reasonable and rational thinking can remove the dark and ominous shadow of our existing social and national crisis. Our society doesn't need people who are over gullible or naive, nor does it need those who are too doubtful or incredulous. A gullible person never comes as a blessing for a society or a nation as he/she is thought to be condemned to a mental stagnation that only ends in decay. Likewise, an over incredulous person cannot bring any good news for his/her society or nation as his/her being too pessimistic or silly. Rational thinking is evidently a blessing for our society as it doesn't produce distrusts, mistrusts or doubts inside our minds. It rather purifies our reasoning faculty and removes obstinacy, ego and doggedness of our minds.
On the other hand, a lack of rational thinking creates nothing but disorder and discordance in our society as it fail to check the popular device of demagogues from being gone viral. It makes people laugh than to understand, fester with suspicion of other's than to glow with confidence or enthusiasm, It may either make a person easily duped or make him/her extremely doubtful of others.
To sum up, only the presence of rational thinking can enlighten and illuminate a society or a nation. Rational thinking effectively introduces a bond among different castes, creeds and communities. So, ensuring a rational thinking-based society or nation is obligatory to uphold the supremacy and highness of mankind as a whole.