Consider what you’ve learned this week about the beliefs that we hold and how they affect how we think. Then, think about how these beliefs define you.
Some people define themselves by their possessions, religious beliefs, abilities, or other factors. “Defining yourself” is a topic about which you may have a difficult time thinking objectively. Part of understanding philosophy is knowing how you view the world. This will be key to your assignments later in the course.
For this week’s discussion, choose one question below and respond in 5–7 sentences:
- Describe how you define yourself to others. Be specific.
- Describe how you define yourself to yourself. Be specific.
- Describe how you think others might define you. Be specific.