A key feature of the rational approach is to think and act according to consciously held principles. Accordingly, the rational person, who naturally prioritises health, is guided by consciously chosen principles in the pursuit of optimal health Your … [Read more...] about Ep 148 Thinking in Principles to Increase your Healthspan
In any and every issue you need to know the truth if you are to stand any chance of success. Whether you are trying to lose weight, plan your financial security, trying to figure out how to be healthy and happy, you need to know the truth. But what … [Read more...] about Ep 147 Foundations of Truth – Premises on which the concept must necessarily stand
The first step when searching for truth is to clearly define the concept so you understand what you are looking for. You must fully grasp the meaning of the concept to know where to look, and where not to look to get your answers. If truth were a … [Read more...] about What is Truth? – Step One for every truth seeker
Why is it that some people seem incapable of independently holding convictions independently from the crowd? Why is it that facts will just bounce off these people and they seem to be un-persuadable with reason and evidence? Group Think 'Group … [Read more...] about Ep 138 Why some people will never wake up
In the truth seeking community, the metaphor of ‘waking up’ is widely used to describe people who are becoming clued up, wiser, better informed, or in some way more aware. It is often used in connection with the idea that there is some kind of mass … [Read more...] about Ep 137 “Waking up” versus gaining genuine knowledge – what is really required?
There is a crisis in human thinking at the root of the alleged pandemic and the loss of freedoms across the globe. If vigilance is the price of freedom, then we can only expect our freedom to diminish. Because there is no vigilance being practiced by … [Read more...] about Ep 136 The crisis in thinking behind our loss of freedom
In Episode 132 of the Podcast I am joined by Patrik Holmqvist to discuss the most essential insight for the truth-seeker. namely that mysticism is the BIGGEST duff steer of method. It amounts to the scuppering of your mind and its ability to achieve … [Read more...] about Ep 132 Reason versus mysticism – an essential insight for truth seekers
Modern education has abandoned us - by design. Many young people are now functionally illiterate and they have no clue how to spot an argument or construct one. The basic rules of organizing one's mind and of reasoning with logic is beyond the … [Read more...] about Ep 126 Dr David Kelley discusses the MOST IMPORTANT LIFE SKILL you will ever need
A definition is a statement expressing the meaning of a concept in terms of its essential characteristics or nature. What do I mean by this? What do you mean by that? Inaccurate or sloppy definitions are the cause of incalculable misunderstandings, … [Read more...] about How to check your definitions and know what you’re talking about!
Greed is blamed for many human problems. Again and again, you hear people citing greed as an inescapable and fundamental aspect of human nature that results in disregard for others, injustice, theft, environmental destruction, conflict and suffering. … [Read more...] about Is greed the cause of any human problems?