Squandered time you are ruing,
Immutable… but you aren’t stopping.
A disease wired in our mentality,
Only us can be the remedy.
She found an empty spot
to wash the immediate blot
Dying waves touched her toes
Numb hands freed her raging bows
Turbulent the night’s swash and back swash!
She turned, and walked on the trail of ash…
There’s a fire inside me that makes me wanna go to the #MillionPeopleMarch, but I just can’t.
If I’ll go to the #MillionPeopleMarch, I won’t be able to work in our shoot for our Geol project today. If that will happen, surely my groupmates will grade me very low, and my grades will be lower than what will it be when I go to our shoot. But I know that my Geol 11 grade is less less significant than that march. It’s history.
If I’ll go to the #MillionPeopleMarch, everyone in the family will be against me going there. I know that they’re so afraid of what can happen to me. They realize, a bit, of the value of this march. They just complain and complain. They react, but they don’t act. But what can they do if I’m already there?
It is clear that I can go there, that I SHOULD and I MUST. I feel the raging desire of a Filipino to go there. But here I am again, going only up to the verge of doing things. I’m also afraid of what will happen to me. I don’t react, and I also don’t act. Am I a true Filipina? a true Iska? Look, I even use English in writing this. I don’t feel like an Iska. I don’t really feel UP. I can’t find myself.
Foot wears are essential, especially to women. Ladies have many of them because each shoes has its own use or suitability. I only have five kinds: slippers, ballerina flats, sandals, rubber shoes, and pumps. When buying, I consider the shoes’ price, durability, the frequency of usage, and its level of comfort which I prioritize the most. Among my foot wears, my slippers are the cheapest but I use my ballerina flats more often than I use it. My ballerina flats are convenient and it’s more comfortable than my sandals because my sandals are the least comfortable of them all. Just one step higher to my sandals in the ladder of comfort are my pumps. My pair of pumps is an investment because I rarely use it and it’s quite expensive. However, my rubber shoes are still more expensive than my pumps because they are the most expensive among them! As expected, they are the most durable as well. Moreover, they’re the most comfortable for me and I use them very often.
Thesis Statement: We can’t trust our brains because we want to be right, we are simplistic, and we are influenced by the environment.
- We want to be right so we want reality to conform with our beliefs.
- Our perceptions bias the way we think because we believe the things which support our beliefs.
- Given a characteristic, we expect and flesh out an entire set of characteristics.
- We have a tendency to form prejudgments on others consistent with what we already believe
- We form a liking towards something if that object is accessible or familiar to us.
- Sometimes we confirm our beliefs even through coincidence and role of chance.
- Superstition form as a result of strengthened reinforcement.
- We see patterns that aren’t actually there.
- We are simplistic.
- Our act of simplifying strategies begins with instinct properties which are heuristics and schema.
- Sometimes we store too much information in our brains which is very detrimental.
- We stereotype and categorize to simplify and understand the environment clearly.
- We are influenced by the environment.
- Many people rely a great deal on authorities who unknowingly also have made mistakes.
- Rumors and anecdotes may become influential especially when it is from a credible source.
- People fault in argumentation because they make hasty generalizations to support and defend poor claims.
- Our thinking and judgment are easily influenced by conformity. (Solomon Asche Demonstration of social conformity)
- The need to feel accepted and valued can also affect accurate decision making, particularly in groups. a. The symptoms of groupthink (Lunenberg, 2010) are stereotyping, pressure, self-censorship, unanimity, and mindguards.
- When we who witness an event are later exposed to new and misleading information about it, our recollections often become distorted. (Loftus, 1997)
Conclusion: We can’t trust our brains because we all want to be right to create a simpler and more understandable perception of the world but we lack the ability to think about the outer environment.