Episode 38 — Inevitable Success Series Part 1: How to Know What’s True

  • brainz filterz
    • what we are using…
    • flawed memory & perceptions
    • result oriented conclusions
  • 0 or 1 — true or false
    • estimation…
    • very close to 0 or 1
    • killing an ogre
    • sitting in a chair
    • not 1 dimensional
  • act as if…true or false…strong foundation
    • (1) I can perceive parts of reality
      • aware of something
    • (2) basic universal logic
      • order + chaos
    • I can combine (1) and (2) to test reality
  • Act as if…part 2…for a practical benefit
    • RPG game…level up…resources…
      • implies a growth mindset
    • have free will
    • not going to be hit by comet
    • you will inevitably succeed
  • opposite testing
    • how do we know if we are conscious of something…
      • opposite is clearly not true
    • false dichotomies
    • adjust statement to fit a dichotomy
  • extremes
  • assume an idea is true & false…
    • what does that look like?
    • what clues would be left?
  • testability
  • building brain understanding
  • ambiguity, unknown
  • identify what you want to believe
  • practice curiosity — 1st DaVinci Principle
  • no idea is sacred
  • not faith — not a good tool to know what’s true
  • not source/authority “thinking”
    • outside of yourself
    • take responsibility for your own beliefs
  • BS detection kit — everything above

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