WISE JUGEMENT SCENARIO
BY; CECELIA JACOBS
JANUARY, 29, 2012
A Teenage Girl: In Love
A teenage girl is “in love” with her 17-year-old boyfriend. He is encouraging her to have sex with him saying that he will make sure they only have “protected” sex. I am going to apply the five components of wise judgments; Factual knowledge about matters of life, Procedural Knowledge, Lifespan conceptualism, Recognition and management of uncertainty, Relativism regarding solutions.
Having sex during teenage years is considered to be a normal thing in today’s society, and there is so much peer pressure about it. But do everything we do have to be what society says is normal. If she is not ready to have sex then it should not matter how much she is “in love” with him, if he is as in love with her as she is with him, then he should not pressure her to do something that she is not yet ready for. For instance, this teen girl thinks that she is in love with her boyfriend. However, being so young she could be confusing love for lust or even a very strong liking feeling because these feelings are probably new to her. This all applies to Factual knowledge about matters of life. Emotional facilitation of thought, if developed in this teen girl, could use her emotions to harness for more efficient decision-making. However, being a teen, she probably isn’t emotionally mature to us this factor. Emotional understanding involves the ability to label emotions with words, to understand the causes and consequences of the various emotions, and to recognize the relationships between them.
She really has deal with whether she wants to do what society says is right or to go with what she believes is the right thing to do. This is something that is conflicting with teenagers today. If she does not want to have sex she has to establish a method of which she can keep her virginity and her boyfriend. That is procedural knowledge for you.
By having sex at that age she could be going against...