Critical Thinking skills and mindfulness Paper instructions: As you sharpen your Critical Thinking skills and mindfulness, reflect on differences with your old way of thinking. Notice how œmotivated reasoning arises in your life, both in how you treat others and in how others treat you. Why does motivated reasoning seem to trump rational, reasonable thinking? What effects might this have? How might the critical thinking concepts help you to neutralize/overcome these effects? Which of the œstandards are most important? Which œessential traits would work best? How and when can you better deploy them? How might you help others to be more fairminded and reasonable?