Intro: How can learning about the past help us make better decisions today?

Looking back to our past could also mean learning from them such as knowing our mistakes. The past can hurt but you can only either run away from it, or learn from it. By learning from it, it can help us make better decisions today. Thus making us a more intelligent person. The more we learn, the wiser we become of future mistakes.

It can somehow resort back to the childhood, curiously touching the hot stove and getting burned from it. After the small commotion, we intend not to do it again in the future because we don’t want to hurt ourselves which is how the past can help us decide on better decisions. Realizing this habit is very useful as we mature. Our error can be our reminder to make good choices.

Other than ourselves, we can also learn from other individual’s pasts as an example for us to make a better decision. We can learn about them from studying in Social Studies. These topics might include Racism, Sexism, or even Prejudice. By learning about the famous or infamous people of these subjects, we can look back to their events to make better decisions.

References:

#4 How To Learn From Your Mistakes

http://scottberkun.com/essays/44-how-to-learn-from-your-mistakes/

6 Tips for Making Better Decisions

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/03/28/6-tips-for-making-better-decisions/

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Intro: What does it mean to be a critical thinker? What can you do to become more of a critical thinker?

Critical thinking consists of getting in deeper details in the depths of the thought. Asides from focusing on the chosen subject itself, some of its messages might relate outside of the statement such as sexism or stereotypes. The process of thinking can come from your own perspective as a reflective opinion.To become critical thinker, you must think about what you have in mind productively and then add/reconsider along with the first thing that comes to your mind.

Being a critical thinker might also involve piecing out a statement, focusing on the topics which are the pieces and then clarifying them to your understanding. Remember that some of the ideas can come from your own thoughts, not just including society-related terms. Critical thinking can be of what it matters to you, or how it can be solved. Focusing on the statement sometimes might not focus on just one topic.

Besides answering the question itself, you can also ask questions to the questions and then answering them for further clarification. By doing this, you can get in to deeper details about the chosen topic, thereby critically thinking about it. Make sure that you don’t go off topic too much while answering the questions you’re curious about . Connect together the results instead to accumulate important information about the chosen statement.

 References: 

3. Question Questions

http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/becoming-a-critic-of-your-thinking/478

Second Strategy: A Problem A Day

http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/critical-thinking-in-everyday-life-9-strategies/512

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