I've always been a proponent of critical thinking. And I've come to find that it's more than just asking questions. It's the reasoning behind those questions that helps us to understand not only ourselves, but other subject matters. Thinking critically gives us the ability to decipher whether someone is feeding us a bunch of bull-jive, or is actually telling us the truth. It also, helps us understand our world better. Regardless, the ability to think critically is important for our personal growth. Doesn't hurt that it also helps us become a little bit smarter as well.