Open Minded

As I walked into Human Sciences room 208 I had no clue what to expect. I saw all girls sitting in these colorful bean bag chairs with no tables or anything else. I also had no clue what wicked problems even meant or what we would have to do in this class. After this week I learned that wicked problems are described as an issue that has no solution to it or if there is a solution then it faces many other issues.

The first day in wicked problems we watched this movie called The 11th hour and it talked about many issues we have faced in the past and how our future is looking if we keep living the way we do. After watching this video, I am still unsure how I feel about what they talked about and how we the people are blamed for all these problems are caused by us. I get that we do litter here and there and we don’t treat the earth the way we should sometimes, but I do not think that we are the main reasons for these wicked problems we experience. In the video it mentioned that we are burning s much fossil fuel so quickly and that was the main issue that hurricane Katrina was so bad. I disagree with this statement because this is a natural cause and everything that happens, happens for a reason. The only person that can control what happens is God himself; there is nothing that we can do to destroy earth.

This week we also got to learn a bit about Easter Island and I personally have never heard or learned about this place before. It did surprise me how much work these people put into this island. Now these people weren’t the smartest with how they treated it, but they did try their best to bring the island together. I got to see how these people used their resources for other thing, but themselves. They learned not to be such selfish people and work together.

I may not agree with everything that’s taught in this class or believe about any of these topics, but I do want to see what others have to say about it. I am going to try to have an open mind every time I come to class to try to find solutions to these “wicked problems” that our society is experiencing today.

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