Hi, I’m Alexis and I am twenty-one years old. I am an English and Creative Writing major. I am from a small town just outside of the North Carolina mountains where I have lived my whole life. I started my college career as a Special Education and History major but have sense decided that life was too short to not pursue my passion for reading and writing.
A moment in my real life that I used critical thinking was when deciding what media to consume. In the world we live in media is everywhere we look, from the phones in our hands to billboards on the side of street. I noticed that when I began consuming all the media that was thrown at me it affected my everyday life. Sometimes positively, but most of the time negatively. When I really stopped and thought about it I came to the realization that I didn’t have to absorb everything. I could make the decision to scroll past it or change the channel. I have since started to be picky about what I watch and read so that I don’t have to feel like the media is the one consuming me instead of me consuming it.
For your response posts, address the following:
- What is your reaction to the way your classmates made sense of something in their life?
- Would you have done the same thing, or would you have approached it differently? Why, or why not?