During these past weeks of the beginning of the school year we read articles about the Mindset Theory. The Mindset Theory is a theory by Carol Dweck, this theory focuses on how there are 2 sets of thinking Fixed and Growth. Growth is when an individual does not care for their physical appearance and views challenges as a way to learn something new while in Fixed the individual sees challenges as a personal self image threat and avoids challenges. We made flip-books to represent each set of thinking. One to represent Fixed with the outer cover decorated (this represents how much a person with a fixed mindset thinks about their self image) and one to represent Growth with the outer cover wrinkled and smudged with paint (this represents how someone doesn't care about making mistakes or their self image and more about learning).
"Cogito Ergo Sum" when translated from Latin to English is "I think, therefore I am". The quote itself was a statement made by Rene Descartes after he conducted a search for answer for a statement he couldn't doubt. I personally find the quote to be quite true in a way. How can one know they exist without doubting the fact the world and they themselves exist. If they do doubt themselves the only way they can know they exist is by being aware and asking yourself "do you exist" or "does this really exist". For instance when dreaming sometimes the dream can be really realistic and it can be hard to know when the dream has ended so the quote would fit perfectly. Overall I think the quote is a great way to get yourself or others thinking sort of like a brain teaser and I think that's great.