The Nature of Thought

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The nature of thought is a fascinating topic for conversation; however, in order to understand it one must also know the different facets of thinking. The three major aspects to explore when discussing thinking are the sensing process, memory, and medium. There are also certain perceptual blocks, thoughts, and personal barriers that may hinder a person’s thought process. The first part of thinking to explore is the sensing process, this is very important to the process of thinking. Without our senses that stimulate the brain, you would be unable to think. Hearing, smelling, touching, tasting, seeing different things in our environment which are stored in the brain all help us to think and to have thoughts about different situations. The next component of thinking that is a must is the memory. Memories help to define the past and the information that has been stored in the brain is crucial when the brain is in the process of thought. It helps to process different situations and understand thoughts that have occurred in the past and help to form our future. The last piece of thinking and maybe the most important is the medium in which all of the other parts transfer into the brain. Language is the thinking medium, without language we would not be able to articulate or interpret information to remember or to think. Language structures perceptions and is the catalyst of thought. Recently there was a situation at my job where my perception was very different from the truth. I work in corporate finance and within this department; we are broken up into several smaller departments. I work for the collections department and there is a billing department. Well, I deal with what we call affiliate accounts and I noticed that for February’s billing the profit passover credits had printed on a separate invoice instead of printing on the main invoice and deducted from the total as it normally had. Well, I exploded and told my supervisor that someone...
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