Philosophy 1301 & Information Studies 1371 w/ Colby Glass
"In your own life, when you come up with something creative, be prepared to meet negativity and skepticism, a common reaction that reflects one of the more unfortunate qualities of human nature. But if you are able to maintain your initiative, you will find that your courage will be rewarded, for while the price of creativity may sometimes be high, the debilitating cost of conformity is always higher" (Chaffee 81).
"..thinking effectively involves both thinking creatively and thinking critically." (Chaffee 96).
by Sam Walter Foss
One day, through the primeval woods,
The trail was taken up the very next day
And many men wound in and out
The forest path became a lane
The years passed on in swiftness fleet.
Each day a hundred thousand rout
A hundred thousand men were led
For thus such reverence is lent
For men are prone to go it blind
They keep the path a sacred groove
"Robert Louis Stevenson observed, 'To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive'" (Chaffee 106).
"Strategy: Record in your Thinking Notebook the ideas you express that are directed toward pleasing or impressing others. Also record the ideas that you did not express because you were concerned that others would not appreciate or approve of them. After a few days you should be able to discern 'inner-directed' and 'other-directed' pattern in your life. If you conclude that the scales are tipped toward 'other-directed,' start making the appropriate adjustments and evaluate your daily progress" (Chaffee 106).
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