Essay on Analysis : ' The Responsible Self '

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(1) Excerpt
“Knowing your own mind allows you to better navigate the mental processes that unfairly bias your reporting,” Christian writes. “News audiences need journalists who view the world with an open mind” (Bechtel, 2013).
Source: academic journal
This material is additive and agrees with my worldview that people must recognize their limitations and address their own dispositions before they can be objective in their decision making.
Richard Niebuhr argued in his book, The Responsible Self, that people tend to place greater emphasis on “selves” relative to others. For example, if we tend to satisfy our biases and not approach a problem with open-mindedness, the likelihood exists that our decision would be irresponsible and not reflect the veracity of the problem. Open-mindedness means one’s conscience has already been subjected to Christ and their “self-ego” completely surrendered to God, creating a higher probability of making a responsible decision. I believe all should adhere to this principle and I will strive to put this into practice on a regular basis.
Bonhoeffer, D. (1954). Life together. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
2) Excerpt
The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If…

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