Write a paper of 200 to 250 words on each of the following topics:
Describe a situation of public interest in which critical and/or creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. Describe why it is important that leaders think critically and creatively in similar situations. Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion (as presented in The Art of Thinking). Explain how we use them to form thoughts. What role does each play in critically assessing situations? Identify three hindrances to the critical-thinking process. Determine methods for overcoming these hindrances. Identify a time in which you experienced a hindrance in critical thinking. Describe a method you could use to overcome the hindrances. Identify a message in advertising. Describe how you perceive the message of the advertisement. Try to determine the reality of the advertisement. Distinguish between your perception and the reality of the message. Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.