The tenets of criticality are embedded in epistemology – the theories of knowledge pertaining to methods establishing scope and validity. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes and separates justified belief and credibility from casual opinion, truncated talking points, misinformation, conformation bias and contrived untruths. The MRI lenses used in epistemology are critical thinking, critical skills and critical pedagogy for the purpose of pursuing the truth. Criticality becomes significant when examining the ethos and essence of the doctrines and principles of democracy, social justice, equity, meritocracy, rule of law, opportunities of worth, citizenship and the pursuit of a quality of life for all human beings.