PS What's with the universal "we"?
The corollary to this principle is that, left to the whimsy of life’s experience, people are likely to become self-sabotaging, prickly and sometimes pathological beings. To some degree, we all agree with this idea. We all agree that life itself isn’t a sufficient teacher.
Expressing your own opinion as if it is a universally held one is a very good example of true "broken thinking".
My observation is that "left to the whimsy of life's experience" people mature, become more confident, and gain wisdom - unless they're hijacked along the way by an lgat, in which case they do tend to regress (literally, according to independent psychological studies of lgats). Being hijacked by an lgat is deliberate manipulation and exploitation, not whimsy.
But LGATs claim to provide a particular sort of aptitude: they claim to educate us in very specific areas of human proficiency. Namely, LGATs are schools of meta-life – proposing to take a view from 30,000 feet and then to translate that perspective into greater, more productive lives. This perspective, the thinking goes, would create a much greater degree of clarity and would remove the many self-delusions that we suffer. These self-delusions, or “broken thinking,” apparently plagues the human race in its pursuit of peace and happiness.
Boonetahoe, your opinions are not moderate. Your tone is arrogant and condescending, your underlying philosophy sounds like an lgat introduction night and you have made some sweeping insulting statements about people on this board. You have also deliberately taken an Impact discussion off the Impact thread and quoted things from that discussion out of context. That is a common troll tactic - which doesn't mean you are a troll, but its a good warning sign.