Ib Tok Mock Essay

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Making decisions is an indispensable part of our lives. We, as human beings, are vulnerable to making bad choices because our ability to perceive the world through our five senses is unable to truly acknowledge what is surrounding us. When choosing a stock to invest in, our 5 senses are useless as they can never tell us what is going to take place in the future. Miraculously, however, we were gifted with a sixth sense: intuition. We rely quite heavily on this sixth sense when we make decisions, but no one knows for sure where intuition comes from. Respectively, No one can explain why some numbers seem more attractive than others when they pick a number from a list. This is primarily why intuition is given less credibility among other areas of knowledge. Intuition alone is never the best way to understand something accurately. If an explanation is completely wrong, and is so obvious that anyone could sense it, certainly we should discard it. However, it is not as simple as that. Explanations that we deal with throughout our life are never ‘obvious’; most of the times they are somewhat right and somewhat wrong. Such explanations appeal to our intuition. At this stage, our Intuition sometimes leads us to the right answers, and sometimes to inaccurate conclusions. In this essay, I will analyze the situations in which intuition should be discarded. As I have stated above, intuition alone is never accurate. Just as a claim with less evidence is weak, explanations that lack reasons or justification are also weak. Take history for one. Many people blame Joseph Stalin for Sergei Mironovich Kirov’s death. Kirov, as the leader of the Leningrad Branch of the Communist Party, was shot in his office by an assassinator named NIkolaev in December 1, 1934. Immediately after Kirov’s death, Stalin began his great purges-ruthless execution of anyone who had a potential of threatening

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