The Fallacy of hasty generalization-1
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I am a kind of observant writer, willing to always be conversant with virtually everything happening around, whether it does or doesn't affect my life. And one thing I have had the chance to come across is that people are usually quick to hastily generalize, not willing to consider all phenomenon before making a conclusion which in turn influences their decision. Lol, I lately discovered my ability to rhythm statements. It's been pretty fun and that was the very reason my last article went the way it went cos I wanted to know how I would fare, well I guess I didn't do quite well and that's the more reason I would try to be better next time out. But for now all focus and attention must be shifted to hasty generalization.
I was once in a bus, and I heard someone say to another fellow beside him that he saw another person that was so tall today and on asking the person what is favourite food was , he simply replied curtly and said " Fried Chicken and Chips, I eat them often and not even a single day have I missed eating them. They are part and parcel of me",and then the person was like telling the other person he thinks if he can make that his favorite food, then he can get very tall too cos apparently it made the guy taller. Then the person just nodded in agreement. I was simply dumbfounded, and one error I happened to catch in their conversation was the Fallacy of Hasty generalization
According to Wikipedia, "Fallacy may be defined as the use of invalid or otherwise faulty reasoning, or "wrong moves", in the construction of an argument, which may appear stronger than it really is if the fallacy is not spotted". Some fallacies are committed intentionally to manipulate or persuade by deception, while some are used unintentionally, due to ignorance, nativity, and/or illiteracy. The latter being higher up the rankings than the former.
Then Fallacy of hasty generalization is the type of Fallacy that involves reaching a conclusion based on insufficient amount of evidence i.e making a conclusion without taken into consideration all of the important variables, gathering enough amount of evidences that would simply make our claim valid.
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This is an everyday error, although humans are pretty much determined to prove they are better than all other creatures, hence they are quick to do stuffs, whether in talking, replying, eating and even conversing. And often than not, this causes a rift between parties involved, one that may result to claiming lives, destroying properties, even in some cases, properties that were gathered with a lifetime saving.
It must be noted that when staking a claim on a particular argument, it is reasonable not to jump to conclusions, nor say things we aren't too sure of, instead we could just keep our mouth shut and face our business.
It is quite similar to stereotyping, only that stereotypes are widely held but false beliefs. Therefore we can save lives by frequently warning those around us to not be quick to generalize.
I should be explaining more, but I am feeling sleepy and need to catch a bout of sleep before the morning crawls in, as I have so many important assignment waiting for completion in my department. Lol!!
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