Hi Coberst When the great Cuban world champion José Raúl Capablanca was asked how far ahead he sees in the game he replied one move, but it is always the best. Capablanca simply could see the board as it is and not get lost in details. Strategy as you know refers to the truth of the board and tactics is the means by which it is actualized. Critical thinking is the same but we are not able to experience life as a whole so get lost in details. Critical thought in the ultimate sense begins when we have the inner freedom to experience life as a whole and respond in the courageous manner worthy of the name Man. But there are many chess players but few Capablancas and there are many men but few worthy of the name MAN.