The Importance Of Paradigms

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Paradigms are psychological patterns, models, or maps we use to navigate our way through life as said from James C. Hunter in “The Servant”. These can be considered as beliefs that guide how we do certain things. It’s also how we see and interact with the world. Everyone is entitled to their own views and opinions, and it’s important to consider the fact that not everyone may see things the way you do. Paradigms are very important because they help you structure your life in a way that you believe is best. For example, I personally believe that set schedules are better than doing things spontaneously. I make strict time frames in which I do my homework and study for various subjects. This is my view on how to do homework and study for school. …show more content…
Perhaps later in life I will change my view on this and do my schoolwork a different way. Another example of a paradigm in my life is that I believe writing things down (by hand) will help me remember the material better. This is my belief and others may not agree with it. Some may think that just reciting it in their heads or making a mnemonic will help them remember information. So everyone has their own way of performing certain tasks and believing what is best for them to do. Paradigms are changeable, so what you currently believe may change later in the future. Paradigms are essential in life due to the fact that they influence the way that we perform/interpret certain things.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself; therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.” - George Bernard Shaw. This quote discusses the idea that the reasonable man is not unique, goes with the flow, and doesn 't make any further progress. This is due to the fact that a reasonable man is one that does only what allows him to pass or be acceptable. For example, a reasonable man is

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