An important part of being a good critical thinker, problem solver, and creative thinker is being able to make connections. Given that these skills have never been more important, it is clear that learning to make connections is crucial to understanding and thriving in the world in the 21st century. A good way to begin learning to make connections is to study connections in the past. Here are three good books to start with:
As Penn points out in his book, because of the unreliable nature of most people's source of information, most people are just wrong about what they think is going on in the world. But, that doesn't mean that you can't improve your ability to understand your world. You just have to be open to looking and learn to make connections.