Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
If thinking about thinking is the most important kind of thinking, then no thinking except thinking about thinking would be thought, leaving no thinking on anything other than thinking about thinking about thinking available to think on.

Recursive thinking is not good thinking.
Recursive thinking may very well be the single most defining thing that seperates humans from animals, well aside from toliet paper.

How could anyone even begin to know and understand themselves even in a rudimentary way without examining how they think their own thoughts?

The most important part of a sundae is the cherry, yet without the ice cream, whipped cream and fudge sauce there's no sundae. It does not follow that just because thinking about thinking is the most important type of thinking that is the ONLY thinking that one would do. Good grief.