Analysis Of David Foster Learning How To Think

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David Foster mentions the theory about oneself to think that I am the center of the world and that my immediate needs and feelings are what should determine the world’s priorities. However, Foster claims that this is the automatic, unconscious way of adult life that many may choose to follow and not be aware of it. In addition, I agree that my way of life shouldn’t just be about me, but about others as well. It’s important to think about others because Foster claims that its essential to open up your mind to think about others around you. Foster emphasizes the fact that the cliche about “teaching you how to think” is actually shorthand for an idea that is much more serious. As many may not be aware, “Learning how to think” is what we should…show more content…
It’s an average day and you get up in the morning, you go to your challenging job, you work long hours, and at the end of the day you’re tired. All you want to do is just come home and unwind because the next day you have to do this all over again. However, it comes to your attention that you have no food at home so you decide to go to the supermarket. You’re so annoyed because now you have to drive all the way to the supermarket. The end of the day is causing a long traffic, which is pissing you off even more. When you finally get to the supermarket, it’s crowded. You say to your self that this is the last place you want to be right now. Anyway, you finally get your food and get to the checkout lines, but now there are not enough checkout lanes open. You now become infuriated, but you still wait in the checkout lane. You finally pay, but then you have to maneuver your cart to the car and load the groceries so that they don’t fall out. You get into your car and drive back home through slow…show more content…
It’s not impossible that some people in SUV’s causing the traffic have been in horrible accidents and are now driving so traumatic. Maybe someone had cut me off driving fast because they have a hurt child in the back and are rushing to the hospital. They are in a much more legitimate hurry than I am. We can think that some of the people in the supermarket are just as bored and frustrated as I happen to be. A lady yelling at her son in the checkout lane may be doing so because she had stayed up three nights holding the hands of her dying cancer husband. Of coarse none of this is likely, but it’s also not impossible. We don’t have to choose to think differently. But if we do, we will be much more happier in life. We will start to have different perspectives of the people around us. Each and every circumstance that we may have to encounter, we will be able to choose how we want to react to that certain circumstance. The choice to try to see things differently, decide what has meaning and what doesn’t, is ours. No one can tell us how to think, we must learn for

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