Stepping On Jesus By Christopher Chabris And The Invisible Gorilla

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Professor Poole’s intentions on the assignment, ‘Stepping on Jesus’ was not to provoke outraged, but instead to lead the students on developing critical thinking minds. We as students have been socialized to only hold certain thoughts and beliefs in which it creates a barrier on the access on becoming better critical thinkers and having our own independent judgment.
In our self-governing culture, mass media is the dynamic influence of public opinion. Media sources such as newspapers, television, internet, etc., have significant functions in determining a student’s perception and understandings about the events ensued in our day-to-day lives. As long as, newspapers, television, internet etc, continued to be easily available to students, the media will remain to have an impact in modeling its views. The assignment of stepping on the name Jesus provoked outraged in many of my peers because society has condemned us to believe on what’s wrong and right. We no longer have the ability to create and build our own views. In The Invisible Gorilla, by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons it is stated, “You will see how illusions affect your own thoughts and actions as well as the behavior of everyone around you.” These illusions represented here are the ideological beliefs implanted by society through generations. Many of my peers did not step on the paper because they were worried of how others would react. Enough is enough. We need to stop creating our own independent judgments…

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