Five Card Story: John Locke - How it affects my Philosophical View

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John Locke, an English philosopher, set out the principles of empiricism. He advanced the hypothesis that people learn primarily from external forces. Locke examined how people acquire ideas in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690). He asserted that at birth the human mind is a blank slate, or tabula rasa, and empty of ideas (see scaffolding below). We acquire knowledge, he argued, from the information about the objects in the world that our senses bring to us. We begin with simple ideas and then combine them into more complex ones.

Locke believed that individuals acquire knowledge most easily when they first consider simple ideas and then gradually combine them into more complex ones. In Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1697), Locke recommended practical learning to prepare people to manage their social, economic, and political affairs efficiently. He believed that a sound education began in early childhood and insisted that the teaching of reading, writing, and arithmetic be gradual and cumulative.

For me, the story of the 5 pictures in this 5flickr that we are born with a blank state of mind like a forest with the trees that is just swaying and just going with the flow of the wind. And when we are growing up, we will face and experience many things but there is a fence that represents we have limitations to the things what we will encounter. And you can see that there is a big gate which represent that we must enter and face reality whether it may be good or bad because that is when we learn through our decisions whether we will do it again in the future or not. And next is many windows in apartment or house which represents that every window has its own perspective or view to the world. It is up to us on what we will choose to believe in. And lastly is a book that represents that our life has many chapters and we are experiencing many things which affects what we believe in, the actions that we do, and how we will view others and ourselves.

We will experience many things in life but remember that we should be open to experiences because that is when we learn and discover new things. We may encounter many people that may become our friends or even just strangers. Each of us has different perspective in the world that we live in. But it is important to know that we should respect on that the others believe in to.

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