We can use Examining Thinking when analyzing Don Wrights photo of the heavy-set man worrying about a bump on his arm and how his thoughts are used about what it could be. It seems that he has been exposed to so much negativity about what is going on in the environment that he has made an assumption that this bump on his arm has given him a death wish and has been caused by all of these outside issues. His assumptions have brought him to the conclusion that this spot is something detrimental to his health.
Wright uses a common logical fallacy: hasty generalization in which the man is jumping to conclusions about the spot on his arm without any evidence to show that it is something bad. Someone with a more reasonable thought may look at a spot on their arm and think to themselves that looks unusual I need to go get that looked at before jumping to any conclusions.This type of thinking can be a slippery slope in the sense that anything he does (eat’s dirty food, goes out into the sun, or out in the woods) will have a negative impact on his life which could lead to a form of social anxiety.
This graphic illustration should make us think about and use Logos (logic) when analyzing situations that arise in our life. Using the evidence (information) or facts when trying to determine what something is or its meaning will help us better understand it thus letting us make better conclusions and ways to handle them.