John Marsden Writing Topic #417

In your life, have you been taught what to think or have you been taught how to think?**

I feel I have only been taught how to think by parents and teachers/lecturers/bosses as they have been educating me. They have taught me what to do, how to act, how to work and how to think.

I feel I have been taught what to think by my friends and the media. In regards to my friends, they are not afraid to express their opinions on their social media accounts and try to get people to agree with their way of thinking, especially politically. Most of my friends are left-wing and from what I’ve seen, they do try to argue with their own friends who don’t agree with their views in order for them to change their mind. The media has also tried to tell me what to think, as well as others, through the way they create and distribute their stories via their own choice of bias.


**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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