Superstitions

I am superstitious about certain things, but I don’t really know why. I’d rather not walk under ladders or open an umbrella inside, but I will definitely pick up a penny whether it is on heads or tails and I’m not devastated when I get the short end of the wishbone. I don’t know why I chose to do certain one and not others. Deep down inside I know that I don’t believe in these superstitions but I still practice them. Lucky objects are a different though. I don’t have them. I don’t understand them. Can socks that you have had since you were five really make you perform better or is it you just psyching yourself out. I guess I wouldn’t know. I am definitely easily persuaded into these things and their views tend to become mine. So does that really mean that I am superstitious? Maybe? No?

 

Critiques

     When I am driving to school on Monday’s I love listening to sports radio; 104.5 to be exact. I love hearing about all the sports new that has happened from all the Saturday college games and the Sunday NFL games. It is no secret that am a Tennessee fan, so I love hearing the breakdown of every play and what we should or shouldn’t have done. They also take caller to call in and share what their opinions, which is amazing because sometime X-pro football player have a different perspective than your average fan so you get both sides. As much as I love Tennessee football that is basically all they talk about for the majority of the show. I’d like to hear other stats even if they are from other teams or other sports in general from time to time. I only get to listen for about 30 to 45 minutes, so it would be nice if they had an inclusive summary to open the show or at the top of the hours for those who are just tuning in, that would be extremely helpful. 104.5 has great ratings during the season and I defiantly understand why they put a lot of work into trying to make their show interesting and inclusive. Overall I personally love the show I would just like to see a little more diversity in the topics. Am I being unreasonable or do other listeners feel the same way? Comment!

(http://www.1045thezone.com)

Imagination

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there will ever be to know and understand,” Albert Einstein one stated. This is a bold quote for someone to say, but I agree with is being said. I believe that imagination is important than knowledge when it comes to making a balance and well-rounded person. Knowledge is concrete and is finite whereas imagination is creative and infinite. Knowledge comes in handy when you are trying to survive, but imagination is 100% needed for survival. Imagination is an outlet that can connect you with people from all over the world. In my opinion almost everything stems from imagination and becomes fact. Without imagination nothing in the world would evolve and there would be no new discoveries. Imagination is more important than knowledge to those who wish to see both sides of the spectrum.

 

Intuition

Intuition is the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning. Sometimes, it may work in favor of you, while other times, it works against you or not work at all. The most uncertain aspect is when to know when to trust your intuition. Intuition connects perfectly with some of the other Ways of Knowing like, emotion and sense perception. I think the biggest thing that we have to start to realize is that we all have bias whether you know it or not. A lot of people have “Blind Spot bias,” which is where you don’t believe that you are bias towards anything. It is very important to discard explanations that are intuitively appealing because you are not giving the other side a chance to explain, which is limiting your knowledge. I think that is in the category of Heuristic Bias because this is making a judgment call based of what you want to think. This bleeds into “Confirmation Bias,” which is only paying attention to what supports your claim. That is not an objective way at looking at anything, your claim could be false and you would be completely ignoring information that you might end up agreeing with. Bias is an intuition and you can’t stop is or control it until you become educated about it, then you can quickly put a stop to all the information that you could be overlooking.

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