Benefit Of Being Rational Essay

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Lizeth Tinoco
Professor Stephanie Arms
English 101
22 February 2018
Benefits of Being Rational Although arrogance gets in the way of rationality, our understandings of different matters of the world shape us into believing what to be is true and what is not true. To be rational means that one is able to think logically or critically with reason. A critical thinker is not someone who expresses just the first thought that comes into mind, they have to think more than two times to be rational and express something that is important. Being rational is being able to weigh options to make the best decisions, like in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” when the prisoner returns to the cave, he learns that the reality is outside the cave and what he’s
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The fish, being the naive graduates, still have to learn to adjust their thinking because the water is challenging. In his speech “This is Water,” he mentions that, “It 's a matter of my choosing to do the work of somehow altering or getting free of my natural, hard-wired default setting which is to be deeply and literally self-centered and to see and interpret everything through this lens of self” (Wallace 3). An individual can go through life expecting the world to know what they expect, the author believes that one only thinks about themselves, which is the natural default setting. A human being’s natural default setting is what people often operate on, individuals are usually taught to be sharing but it is difficult to see other ideas because something about one another is not letting them be open to new opinions. There is a blind certainty inside one that is taken for granted. Certain explanations just always work. For instance, when it comes to religion, there is blind certainty because religion gets in the way of what other people think. People who follow any religion follow it to have a greater faith in something or maybe to believe in something that is perfect, but some religious people are usually just satisfied with their religion and do not want to believe that there are other religions in which have other opinions. Carver emphasizes that in order to stop being in an
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