"This claim is drawn from emotion and imagination. My bias is that I value emotional security over financial security. I feel this way because everyone needs adequate emotional security to live a happy life, however, money is not needed to be happy. Imagination factors in to consider both possibilities of choosing from this scenario. I had to imagine what it feels like not to be loved as well as not being financially secured. Memory served as a factor as well. Because I have no recollection of not being loved, I value love dearly; but I also have no memories of not being financially secure."
-D. Carr III
Excerpt from ToK Senior Essay
"I would rather have a secure future than clear and positive memories of my past. This is because I value my future more than my past. I may have a bias with my claim since, unlike others, I have only had a good past so far. However, I am limited because there is no way to determine how my life will be if I could only remember the positive aspects of my past."
"Without imagination, you are unable to formulate new reactions to events your mind is unfamiliar with. An example of evidence for why I chose mute over imagination is that although you can't verbally express yourself you can still use written communication, hand signs, and facial expressions. For proof, take people who are actually mute into consideration; they still communicate just not verbally."
an excerpt from a 2018 Theory of Knowledge senior class essay