“We only think when we are confronted with problems.” – John Dewey
Yes and no.
Yes, our thinking is pushed into strategic cognition when confronted with problems. We engage in intention-driven critical thinking.
No, it’s not the only time we think.
We also think when we play, but it’s not the same type of thinking. It’s thinking that’s completely absorbed in the moment.
It’s a different type of thinking, but it’s altogether just as meaningful.