To Drill or Not to Drill

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To Drill or Not to Drill?
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November 25, 2013

To Drill or Not to Drill? When it comes to meeting energy needs in the United States using solar power is the best option. Solar power produces more energy with less damage to the environment. As far as the cost of changing to new power it is lower and more cost-effective than using fossil fuels. Solar power cost around 15 cents a kWh or lower. When a person looks at the average electricity rates they vary from place to place. Some places cost 6 cents a kWh and others up to 30 cents a kWh, (The Electricity Journal, 2011, pg. 2-3). “Sunlight provides the Earth with more energy in 1 hour than is consumed on the planet in an entire year,” (Barlev, 2011, pg. 2703).
Some of the habits or perceptual blocks that hinder my view on this subject would be that I was raised with trying to keep the environment clean and healthy. My ego is a huge habit that I have and may never completely relinquish it. Although I do not want to admit it stereotyping plays another role in my habits and perceptual blocks. I am not stereotypic of race, religion, or sexual orientation but I am stereotypic of different practices and ideas. The oil companies waste materials and are harmful to their environment is how I have stereotyped them. Face saving in another habit that I use often. I use it to write this paper in the way that I wrote my beliefs and then found articles to support my beliefs. Ways that I can change my habits is to think about thinking also referred as metacognition. Be it reading or listening to information instead of taking a strong stand on an idea or subject I need to see in from different points of view and then make my own decision about it. One way that I can gain control over my ego is to develop more intellectual humility. By doing this I will not only be able to see other points of view but I…...

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