The Philosophies That Influenced Your Processes For Decision Making, Thinking, And Developing Preferences
Prior to taking Humanities 210, I based most of my beliefs and preferences on my traditions and general exposure. I would say Relativism would have described the philosophy most closely related to my actions and beliefs. I would even consider most Americans as being part of this category of quantifying somethings validity be being able to see and experience it in a tangible way.
Without having formed any strong and independent philosophical decision prior to taking this class I feel that now I have changed and adapted a philosophy more closely resembling Stoicism. I feel there is no way to assert control over most circumstances. The way that I react to any given situation is completely within my control and much more of a testament to my viewpoint (Baltzly). Without feeding into the philosophy chosen for me by my surroundings, I feel much more in control of my thoughts and attitude.