Brainstorming and visualizing are forms of critical thinking in which you feel out a situation or outcome for how it could be different from what actually happened. You also explore various possible outcomes.
This is a common practice in research institutions such as think tanks. It is also often practiced by creative writers such as historical novelists and screenwriters.
Professional problem-solvers of all sorts use this method. It means “walking a thought through” and finding out where it may lead before taking action on it.
Brainstorming and visualizing can be used in everyday life to contemplate alternatives and solve problems.
“The disclosure by a person, usually an employee in a government agency or private enterprise, to the public or to those in authority, of mismanagement, corruption, illegality, or some other wrongdoing.”
Quotation from a whistleblower who revealed the asbestos poisonings in Libby, Montana:
“I’m not the type to be a rat, but some things just cross the line.”
Describe a situation where for someone to be a whistleblower would be beneficial
to a large portion of the community.
Write an imaginative account of Whistleblower X taking the initiative to make a situation right, even if he or she must incriminate people.
Explain the possible outcomes of this act.