Authoring your Life by Magolda Baxter has been challenging me on what topic to choose. I have decided to make my paper about if a person is actually authoring their own life or if fate/destiny controls our lives and how do we know if our actions are our own?
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The discussion that we had within class on March 4, 2014 was somewhat lacking in content and depth. Magoly was the first to break the awkward silence. Ashley and Maddi then dove into critical thinking; other students would just repeat previous statements or as Cassidy said, “Just speaking to the white board and to what Bill wanted to hear.” This lack of depth made students day dreaming. We, as a class, needed to dig deeper than the surface asking questions like do we critically think in our daily lives.
I realized I don’t apply critical thinking to my daily life. An example is that I went to a Christian conference a few weeks ago, thinking that the event would strengthen my faith. But, I underestimated the type of people going and the intensity. In the end I was overwhelmed and it makes me scared to go to church for fear of cult like behavior that was displayed at the conference. I should have asked tougher questions like: Am I ready to bring my faith to this intensity? Do I think this will improve my life?
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