Nature of Thought

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The Nature of Thought

Philosophy 215

November 10, 2010

The Nature of Thought

The nature of thought is a process to interpret information gathered by the brain using senses, memories, and language. The process of thinking is influenced by perceptional blocks and personal barriers. Internal and external events in cultural differences along with an individual’s economic status ultimately encourage thoughts whether negative or positive. Irrational and rational thoughts influence decisions. Identifying and recognizing behavior patterns associated with thoughts allows awareness to inadequate thinking. The sensing process which includes all five senses, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching is the way the
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My perceptional blocks and personal barriers are causing me to reflect on past memories which compromise my self esteem. Instead of remaining hopeful, I’m feeling overwhelmed with confusion and frustration. I’m clinging onto the fact that I’m in school to prepare for a better and brighter future and even that is grim. My perception of life is that no matter how hard you work and try by doing the right thing life is not graceful to the jobless. Writing this paper is encouraging me not to give up although I owe the financial aid office a thousand dollars by next class or they will resend my loan back to the lender. Nonetheless, this paper is allowing me to see my thought process written out and the importance of remaining calm. The nature of thought is identified through our senses and how we interpret their meaning. Memories and language are important because it enables the thought process to begin sorting information so one may form an opinion. Negative or positive events will alter an individual’s perception on life. How the individual perceive personal -barriers will determine the winner from the looser.

References
Girby, G., & Goodpaster, J. (2007). Personal Barriers. [University of Phoenix Custom Edition e-Text]. : . Retrieved from University of Phoenix, PHL/251

“The Nature of Thought” THEOSOPHY, Vol. No. 7, May, 1932 (Pages 323-324)

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