Writers, today we talked about choosing the kind of thinker you want to be. Remember we said that when someone with a view that is different than yours approaches you, you can be the kind of person who stands with your arms crossed, your face stern, you back up? We all have people in our lives who listen to our ideas like that, and I think non of us like it very much when we feel as if our listener's mind is already made up before we open our mouths. Tonight your homework is to ready an article about chocolate milk that argues the opposite of what you believe, and I'm going to ask you to be a respectful, open-mined listener (and reader). Even if you really can't for the life of you imagine any view about chocolate milk other than your own, try your very hardest to be an open-minded listener. Make yourself say things back to the author like, "Good point!" and "That makes sense," or "I see what you mean."
This will mean that you end up taking notes on the side of this argument that will probably not be the side you argue. Though who knows, you might even end up finding your thinking gets changed. Tonight you can read through the articles you started today, or others you find online. I have put a link to a video you could watch as well.
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