Thinking in one, two and three or more dimensions is possible and ‘normal’. People are not ‘bad’ or evil for thinking in multiple dimensions.
Thinking in one dimension is like hearing a teacher tell a factoid. Memorize that factoid and then repeat it back. That is one dimensional thinking. Another way to view one dimensional thinking is to see reality as a reality cup, with many ‘sides’. A person is viewing the cup from one side and describes what he/she sees. But that person has no interest in or curiosity about the other ‘sides’, and views anyone who is looking at the cup from a different angle, as an enemy, or as an existential threat. That person may guarantee or be absolutely certain that there is only ONE reality, which is their way, and all others are completely wrong, evil or worth killing that person for.
Thinking in two dimensions is like hearing a teacher describe two different philosophies, one of which the student agrees with and one of which the student disagrees with. The teacher sets up a debate and lets students choose ‘sides’ to debate which philosophy is better. After the students pick ‘sides’, the teacher forces the students to switch sides and argue for the philosophy that they disagree with and try to ‘win’, by studying that philosophy more deeply first. Seeing two different philosophies or world views, and then exploring some other point of view more deeply and then debate FOR that point of view, is one good example of two dimensional thinking. It is being willing to walk in another person’s shoes for a mile, and do it voluntarily.
Much more at; One Dimensional Thinking Compared To Two Dimensional, Three Dimensional, Multi Dimensional Thinking; Great Awareness, Imagination, Intuition, Curiosity, Compassion, Empathy, Questioning, Love, Evolution, Growth And Expanding Consciousness | A Green Road Journal