Can critical thinking be taught using modern technology?
i strongly disagree, truth is different for every person. a cereal killers truth would be very different than a police officers thinking of truth.X Mad Hatter Xx
i agree--truth is different for every one. if we we all thought the same then we would live in a perfect world, and i think that we all know that our world is nothing close to perfect or even decent. Also religion may also tie into this as well.---> Dante
That is very true. Every one does have different definintions of truth. Augusts version of truth is that you should be nice to everyone. She was nice by letting Lily and Roseleen live with her when she barely knew who they were.Volley Girl
Police officers sux, they are lazy and trying to stop parties, but you are right truth is personal... Some expert will say that I am talking ****, but there is no need for book to know that. August is not so wise... you can look on quicknotes on wikipedia.orgDertrill
I agree with Volley girl & Dante... I agree because the truth is very different in everyone eyes and if everyone thought the same our world wouldn'te having wars or so much racism and everyone would get along.The Grand Ripper
This is true because August has many times throughout the book, shown her wisdom in different forms in order to help Lily and those around her. As Lily learned the process of beekeeping, August had provided knowledge and sypmathetic advice to her, based upon her own experiences over the years as a beekeeper. August is the type of person who provides wisdom and knowledge for the sake of helping others in life. She explained to Lily the importance of choosing what matters the most, by demostrating how she let May pick out the color for their house in order for May's spirit to be lifted. August shows her true loving nature and wisdom in helping even creatures that were smaller that herself, by tending to her bees and keeping hives in order. She mentions to Lily that every living creature wanted to be loved no matter what. As August describes how she grew up and experienced different jobs in her life(such as being a History teacher and a nanny for Lily's mother), she learned from different experiences and lessons, thus gaining knowledge that is important for every individual to understand. An example of August's great wisdom is in one of her quotes:"Every person on the face of the earth makes mistakes, Lily. Every last one. We're all so human. Your mother made a terrible mistake, but she tried to fix it." Being the eldest sister, August had also used her kindness in the knowledge she knew by helping her younger siblings. As June felt bad that May would never see her finally get married to Neil, August had said:"Regrets don't help anything, you know that." As it is, August is a very well-rounded, down-to-earth, and cultured individual. As she learns, she applies her own knowledge in helping others with their difficulties. Above all, August is respectful and kind, which is the true key to her great wisdom. That is why August is usually right in her version of the truth. -Victoria Edwards
I agree with both Volley Girl and Dante. I certainly beleive what you both mean when you said, it is true that the truth is different for everyone. Lily certainly expains a version of part of her truth, when she believed that it was not natural to be attracted to Zack just in the same way that water could not flow up a hill or how salt could not taste sweet. August's version of the truth is by choosing what matters the most in life, and showing kindness and help towards others. She demonstrates her truth by painting the house pink so as to lift May's heart, and by treating every living creature (such as her bees) with equal respect. It is by these many different forms of truth that makes every individual so unique. -Victoria Edwards