Broaden Your Thinking:
For this cycles broaden your thinking, I will be comparing my question of Are the actions of women from the Victorian Era and the Qing Dynasty Relatable to the symptoms of modern Day mental illnesses? To Yasmin Harden’s question of Why do poor countries stay poor?
At a first glance these two topics seem to have nothing in common. However, after thinking deeper about both, I realize that there is so much more than what meets the eye. You see both topics question why the situation of their topic remains in the same state that they do. For example, in Yasmin’s research she looks into why poor countries remain poor and what influences them to remain that way. Similarily, in my topic I focus on what mental illnesses women faced then and now, finding why they remained the same way that they did. Each topic covers the traits that allow the topic to lead to their current state and the process that takes them that way. Each topic has traits that lead it to an ongoing continuous cycle that makes it repeat over and over again throughout time. For example, within Yasmin’s topic traits like, disease, location, and climate, has influence on a country’s financial standing. Likewise, traits like social influence, self-esteem, and traumatic experiences influence the presence of mental illness in women both in history and now. After thinking more about the connection between these two topics, I have learned to keep an open mind to the topics around me. You see, topics in this world are more related to each other than we initially believe.