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1. Critical thinking would be an ability to obtain information from research and decide on our own what is right from wrong. It also allows us to see a different perspective and not keep a close mind with only taking in what we have known and want to believe. Being a critical thinker means that we can think independently to ask and respond with critical thinking with a well thought out response and having the desire to answer in this way. It is important to have this skill in the 21st century society due to the fact that there is a lot of yellow journalism about politics and our government. We should be aware of what is going on in today's government and we need to sort out right from wrong and vice versa. 2. Critical thinking can be uncomfortable to the person you interact with because they can feel like they are being interrogated by a police officer. People are not used to being questioned to explain their reasoning for why they believe certain things and truly sometimes it's because they don't even have a reason and they have just been accustomed to believe that way. This can make the critical thinker uncomfortable as well because they are not getting the response they were hoping for and can feel embarrassed and may stay away from asking critical questions. We as critical thinkers need to be cautious about who and where we ask critical questions because we can cause damage or potentially lose friendships. 3. System 1 thinking and stereotypes are related because system one has to do with making judgments or decisions with little to no information available. This system is called the "fast-thinking" system because it is basically a reflex our brain takes in certain situations. Sometimes it can be easier and save time from making thoughtful assumptions but that isn't always the best idea. Stereotypes have the same concept because these are made upon certain preliminary beliefs or habits of mind. This is

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