Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Section H1 Group 3 1/27
Our group discussed how being with other people impact how we think. We believed that it depends on who you are with and what they believe, and that open minded-ness is key. However, we also said that you should make sure you don't lose your own personal philosophy/change to please others. Pros of philosophizing with others are that it opens your mind and can be productive to thinking. Cons are that other people can sometimes be a distraction to your own thoughts, and that thinking alone allows for refinement of ideas. In society today, we believe certain things, like that the internet and certain news channels make it easier to find extremes in beliefs (cyberbalkanization). We also believe that many people have stopped debating ideas and it has turned more to fighting and trying to prove yourself right--there is a mind set of "You can't be wrong", like it is shameful to reform yourself. Sometimes only people with the strongest beliefs speak out.