Should we act quickly or think carefully about out responses? (8th grade assignment #15)

Welcome to Learning in Pajamas, today’s topic is, is it true that acting quickly and instinctively is the best response to a crisis? Or are there times when an urgent situation requires a more careful consideration and a slower response?

In my opinion, it is better to give thought to your response, rather than just giving an answer right away. The reason I feel this way is because if you just give an answer right away, you might say something that isn’t the right one or is a very bad idea. Plus, you might be very frustrated at that moment so you’d say something out of anger, and you might end up without a friend. Also, if you are in an argument you will be very angry with your friends, so you will say whatever pops up in your mind, without a second thought. Therefore, you should give yourself to “cool down” and think about the situation. This will let you keep a friend, and maybe even form a stronger bond with your friend.

Although there are times when you need to think quickly. For instance, if you are in trouble in the outdoors. If you just stood there blankly thinking about what to do, you could get killed. However, if you come across a bear, you should see it and immediately slowly back up. If you stand there he might come closer while you think, “What do I do!? What do I do!?”, when you could be thinking, “Okay, slowly back up.”, this is an example where think quickly is a better choice.

As you can tell there are places where it is better to think through your response and there are places where you need to think quickly! There is an appropriate time for everything, you just need to know when those times are.

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