Malcolm Gladwell's Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking

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Do we as human beings get to chose the thoughts that pass through our brain? That is the big question. What is thinking? Often times when reprimanding and trying to persuade someone one will say to another “don’t even think about it” but is that a choice somebody can even make? Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell argues that thinking is an involuntary action that humans do not have control over. What we do have control over however is how we react to our thoughts. Nota all thoughts are act uponed. Although humans do not have control over their thoughts, they should not allow their thoughts to control them. What is thinking? The Webster's dictionary definition for thinking is “the process of using one's mind to consider or reason …show more content…
It talks a lot about gender roles. Like unrealistic expectations, gender roles are created at a very young age when the girls are into princesses and the boys are into race cars. In modern society, a very fashion forward time which is this millennium, there is more of a gray area when talking about gender roles considering there are no jobs that are strictly just for men but, when you think of the word “manager” or “president” a male image subconsciously comes into your head just like when you think of a “teacher” you subconsciously assume it’s a woman. The roles of parents go back to gender roles. When you are born, you are born with a mother and father (sperm and egg). The role of the mother (stereotypically) is to be maternal and nurturing to the children while the role of the father is to deal with discipline and “manning the house”. With one parent homes at an all time high in America, more and more young kids are starting to be accepting of breaking gender roles. That goes back to the fact in this millennium homeosexuality rate is at an all time high as well. Science proves that more people are “gay” than will ever come out of the

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