I know the meaning of "objective thinking" but what does it mean in the following context?
We all strive for safety, prosperity, comfort, long life, and dullness. The deer strives with his supple legs, the cowman with trap and poison, the statesman with pen, the most of us with machines, votes, and dollars, but it all comes to the same thing: peace in our time. A measure of success in this is all well enough, and perhaps is a requisite to objective thinking, but too much safety seems to yield only danger in the long run.
I guess it doesn't here have the meaning it has in science or philosophy. But then I don't know what other meaning I should asign to it. Does it mean something like "wisdom"? Objective thinking sometimes is contrasted with emotional thinking. Source. The question is how "peace in our time" is a requisite to objective thinking.