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A philosopher once said Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true Bacon is saying that ones mind tends to cling on to what it wants to listen to while shunning away other distasteful thoughts opinions and various beliefs Therefore a knowers personal point of view should always be considered an obstacle to be overcome No one can truly define the word knowledge However the theory of knowledge and the studies made around it is called epistemology Epistemology delves deep into the significance of knowledge and what it means to know Even though one cannot truly delineate what knowledge is there are many fields of knowledge that people study A personal point of view is the knowers outlook or standpoint A point of view is created from a vast collection of lessons values and morals learned over the years of an individuals life span and life experiences that have a person thinking a certain way and reacting with different emotions thoughts and notions in certain situations and circumstances An individuals point of view can possess opinions on just about everything From everyday thoughts like the taste of an apple to complex issues such as his or her personal approach to the topic of war a knower has either a positive or negative opinion on most matters in our world today Even if a persons standpoint is neutral it is still considered an opinion to stay impartial about the certain issue There is nothing wrong with expressing ones feelings One should voice their beliefs in the appropriate situations However when trying to obtain knowledge one must learn how to silence their opinions so that their minds are open and ready to learn It isnt easy to keep ones mouth and mind open at the same time An individuals personal point of view can influence a person in many different ways A persons mind is full of information to begin with Each
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