An ethos is not a school of thought, it’s a style of living. When it comes to teaching and learning, many teachers refer to the highest level of self-awareness as source credibility. This style of self-awareness requires us to be open to anything we experience and the best way to do this is to be honest and open-minded with ourselves, with people, and with ideas.
When we try to become source credible with ourselves, we are often disappointed that we don’t have the answers to important questions. We want to be true but we can’t have the answers to everything. It’s a vicious circle and many people are just afraid to ask the right questions lest they reveal the problem.
The problem with being source credible is that we often lack the confidence or ability to make the right connections to find answers to our own questions. We often feel like we have to rely on outside sources to answer our questions because we feel we cant be sure what is true and when it comes to the most important questions.
In an article entitled How can you know when you are being’reliable’ I outlined some of the sources you need to be reliable with. To paraphrase: You need to know and understand the context in which you are discussing a source. You need to know the person who is giving you the information. You need to know the person saying what the information is and the context in which the words and information are used.
As I mentioned before, the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. We often have no idea why we’re doing something. When we do, we don’t even realize it. We tend to think we’re doing something because it’s the right thing to do. Our actions have an effect on the people around us, so we have little concern for the effect they may have. When we see someone get hurt, we don’t see that as something we did.
Source credibility is the process of building credibility within a given topic. How and why we use the terminology and tools of that topic. How and why we construct the argument. Even the most superficial information we acquire can have an impact on how we think about the topic. We tend to look at the surface, or the surface of the information, to see if it has any validity or relevance.
Source credibility is the way we build our credibility within a topic. Source credibility is the way we construct our arguments. We can make a great argument without knowing the facts and without knowing the arguments we will use to persuade others. However, knowing the facts doesn’t give us the ability to make a great argument, only to build one.
How do we get people to think about source credibility? We do our best to make sure everyone knows the facts, but also our argumentative intentions are based on how we construct those arguments. When we talk about source credibility, we are being asked to make a great argument. We try to be objective by making sure the argumentative intentions of others are consistent without making them seem too great.
The reason behind source credibility is because we are being asked to make a great argument, and if we make a great argument, it may be because we’re being asked to do something that might cause others to do it. We can’t just be perfect.
source credibility is based on what we think we’re doing. Most of the great arguments are based on someone trying to be as good as they can at being a good argument. If we are asked to make a great argument, we have to try to improve. We can’t expect our arguments to be flawless if we’re not trying to prove that we are the best argumentative person.