Find your subject
in our database of
Spark your creativity...
an impressive essay!
'Don't give me any more facts! I need to make a decision right now!' Although one can question knowledge endlessly, one cannot forever suspend judgment while researching and reflecting. What would it mean to act responsibly in a situation where one cannot possess certainty? How would one justify the decision?
Within all individuals, there is a basic necessity to obtain certain answers to questions, which is known as gumption. The satisfaction of this "gumption" in certain cases, becomes the basic factor of life needed to function. Hence, people often search for explanations to these uncertainties. This endless search will only lead to losing the truth.
Gumption is the attempt to have answers to for everything in order to be able to function. In other words, it is an innate need to answer things; curiosity. People try to get all these answers in vain because either way there are too many variables to assess and hence it would be impossible to attain certainty. It is towards satisfying this gumption that most of our actions are steered. It is towards satisfying this gumption that most of our actions are steered. Humankind needs to stop trying to acquire knowledge to be able to function; they need to coming up with temporary answers through the use of common sense and intuition. As Bertrand Russell said, "All human knowledge is uncertain, inexact and partial." People can
Quotes talked about in this paper
Names referenced in this essay
William James, Jostein Gaarder, Bertrand Russell, David Hume,
Health Conditions mentioned in this research paper
Keywords referenced in this research paper
common sense, gumption, cave, William James, new world, decide, this life, Jostein Gaarder, Bertrand Russell, David Hume, old world, unknown world, eternal search, new ideas, the answers, metacognition, images, experiences, basic, Skepticism, endlessly, the decision, falsehood, Humankind, pointless, perceptions, never know, propositions, skeptical, Plato, riddles, researching, memories, philosophical, either way, universal, Theory, intellectual, essay, questions, beliefs, Picture, the chance, the universe, the only thing, the riddles,