March 26, 2011
Renewable Energy is best
America’s dependency on foreign oil is costing us more than just money; it costs us our clean air and potentially thousands of jobs in America. Our nation needs to create its own renewable energy. The dependency on other countries is crippling our economy. Drilling for oil in the United States is not the answer. We need to take better care of our planet and that each of us must reduce our carbon footprint. We can develop our own renewable energy and create less of an environmental burden. Investing our time and money in our own country is investing in our future and the future of our children. Harnessing wind and use natural gas for power is just one way to create renewable energy that our nation can create here in America. This is a commitment our nation must make. According to Michael Heiman and Barry Solomon “this commitment is unlikely to be achieved without strong leadership and public education, particularly where low rates remain the primary objective. (Heiman & Solomon, 2004) When writing a persuasive essay there are some bad habits that can hinder my thinking. The first is face saving. I want to think that I am doing everything I can to support a healthy environment, even though I know I could do more. It is a natural tendency to want to make myself look better to others. The second bad habit is conformity. It is very easy to want to “stick with the crowd” and not discover my own views. Instead of creating my own ideas I take the words of others as my own beliefs. The third is resistance to change. Sticking to what I know is simple fear of the unknown is debilitating. In a persuasive essay I am attempting to change the views of my reader. I need to write with confidence and assertiveness, which I sometimes lack. To overcome these bad thinking habits I must understand what these bad habits are, recognizing when...