Thanks for the thought provoking article. I am an Indian and I got that story 30 years back! The problem is the application. People might agree with you but they restore to their default automatic thoughts since it is hard to invoke executive functions (thinking slow).
I felt the similar notion in 6 cap hat thinking, which is a kind of evolve according to the particular process (see Strategies and programs section under https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Thinking_Hats). It is helpful too.