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In the public school system (which I did attend) you were taught information after information. You were taught how to take tests and how to...

In the public school system (which I did attend) you were taught information after information. You were taught how to take tests and how to regurgitate information. How much can you memorize and write it on paper? Even in college, you are not taught how to think (most of the time). A couple years ago, I took a Humanities 101 class. It was a basic and simple class, but it was still a profound class. The class forced me to think. The first thing that intrigued me about the class was the first question. The first question was, how do you think? We were taught to think about how we think. Thinking is important, but many are just not doing it. This was very important for me because I was not doing what I needed to do which was to think for myself. This has been very important because I believe it helped make me more efficient and more proactive. 

 

I personally do not like spending a lot of money, but a recent purchase that I made was the iPhone X. I was being added to my company's phone plan which got me about 50% off of the iPhone X. To me, I just finished college and I just got out of a low paying internship, $1000 was a lot of money, $500 is a lot of money. Logically, it did not make any sense, but my emotions told me to get it. It was a constant battle between the two because I could have gone either way. I really wanted the phone, but I knew that I could afford it, but it would make a dent in my budget. However, since I was changing cellular companies, I was eligible for a $200 credit to my account, which meant the $500 phone became a $300 phone. At that point, it was a no-brainer. It was a logical decision to buy a new phone and allowed me to get what I wanted. Even though people view decision making as either logical or emotional, I believe that there is an overlap and that there needs to be a balance. 

 

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To be frank, without emotion, humans would be fairly incapable of making any decision; let alone a logical one. Emotions are... View the full answer

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