January 11, 2014
Describe a situation in which critical and creative thought could have been used for a better outcome.
A situation in which critical and creative thought could have been used was when my
sister moved here to Jacksonville to live with me. I underestimated the stress and
emotional involved my parents were dealing with, when it came to my younger
sister. My sister is 26 years old, college graduate, she a promising career, but she
has a problem with dating “deadbeats”. I should have listened to my parents
because they were living the nightmare. My sister would be “missing for days at a
time, men physically abuse her, and supporting men with no job”.
My thought was “if she had a change of scenery she would be ok”. Well, I was
wrong. Within two weeks my sister’s bad judgment and foolishness upset my whole
house. In this situation it is important to think critically, because I had no idea of what
I was getting myself involved with as well as my family. My mistake was my parents
warned me about my sister behavior but I did not listen. This lesson has taught when
they are over the age of 18 and making bad decisions will not live with me.
Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. Explain how we use them to form thoughts.
Webster defines “free will” as the ability to choose how to act, the ability to make a
choice to make choices that are not controlled by fate or God. In our language we
can do what you please at any place and any time. “Truth” is defines as the real fact
about something: things that are true, when someone is telling a fact that has
happened and can be proven.
“Knowledge” is defined as information, understanding, or skill that you get from
experience or education, research and experience you have on different subjects
and “Opinion” is defined as a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about something:
what someone thinks about a particular thing, something everyone has about each
and everything it is your thoughts on a subject without using resources and facts.
These are all helpful when we formulate our thoughts; our thoughts are all made up
from free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. When we are speaking in formal or
informal manner these four parts are vital to how we come across to others.
Identify three hindrances to the critical thinking process. Determine methods for overcoming these hindrances. Identify a time in which you experienced a hindrance in critical thinking. Describe a method you could use to overcome the hindrances.
I believe critical thinking consists of the mind and how it process everyday information.
This process of critical thinking affects every area of our lives every day; we deal with
varies types of decisions that can…