“I feel as if …” We hear this more and more these days instead of “I think that…”, especially from younger people. It bugs me, because I’d like people to think, more than just cite their feelings. But I understand where this trend comes from. It’s more politically-correct, per the idea that everyone’s thoughts are just as important as anyone else’s. And how can we argue with the way someone feels? So I think kids have been taught this way of expressing themselves in the last couple of decades. But I think (and I feel) that it’s dumb.
The amazing International Baccalaureate (IB) program requires that all high school students take a two-year course called Theory of Knowledge, or TOK. It’s a great course, as it’s all about how we really know things, how to think critically, and therefore how to evaluate information from various sources and make better judgments in life. TOK ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.
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