University of Phoenix
Maturing can be very hard, but learning to think Critically can take a lifetime of learning.
Some of my biggest barriers would be family, friends, work, and most importantly: myself. From the barriers listed I feel that pride would be my weakest link. All of my life I have struggled with pride. I never wanted people to think less of me. It has always been hard for me to ask for help. My pride has cause a lot of heartache with my family and it destroyed my marriage. I feel like the best way to overcome this barrier is to understand that sometimes we have to fall to learn to live. Everyone needs help every now and then. The only way to receive help is by pushing your pride to the side.
My second barrier would be egocentrism. I find myself thinking that my opinion counts and is the only one that is right. I also have a tendency of being very self-centered with the questions I may as or with the answers I may give. For example: My family really wants to stay home and relax, but I want to travel 4 hours to see my mom. I will intentionally tell them all the things they want to hear just so we can go. I don’t take in consideration the travel time, the money it takes to get there, and exhaustion of traveling. I have a tendency of basing all ideas on what I want and fail to think of other. Although I was raised to always put yourself in others shoes. I feel that I can correct this barrier by compromising with my family. I think that if I would stop and listen to how they feel about things we may have a better outcome and we all win.
I was unaware of the barriers that I faced until I started taking this class. I honestly feel like all adults should take this class as a refresher on their thinking skills. If this was to happen we might see a lot more people thinking before they do. Egocentrism, pride, and myself has held me back for a very long time. I plan to make some changes starting today. I...