This week we concentrated on the topic of internet safety and whether or not we thought that the government should be involved. I was on the side of having no government interaction because the harm people think is happening is only potential harm. Usually when there are debates like this in our classes I usually end up in the middle of the spectrum and do not pick a side. However, before we chose our sides I weighed both options and logically thought for myself what I believed should happen with online privacy. I realized that it was pretty fun picking a side from the beginning because I was able to find many facts why I was right and stick with my mindset. Because I had a lot of information for a side that wasn't that popular it actually made it easier to write my persuasive paper.
I usually like to be unbiased in these types of situations because if you always have the same opinions, you don't allow yourself to believe anything else, even if you might be wrong. Although I do think once in a while you should pick sides because at the end of the day, you will have to make a decision about something. In the class, everyone had to decide what they believed at the end. By deciding earlier I was able to have an upper edge on the assignment because I was already thinking of my argument through the entire class period.