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Change Your Life: Step One

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"Right living presupposes right thinking."— Dr. William Lane Craig

Philosophy teaches several ways to think. Start with information (a proposition), then take that proposition to construct a statement.

An example: "The sky is blue."

In philosophy, this is called a premise, an informational statement that is either true or false.

So, is it true? We could run scientific experiments, conduct surveys, pin it against the laws of logic, read history to find if other societies also made the same observation about the sky's color...

There is usually a reason for a statement or premise, and we must think into the more complex discovery of the questions, ideas, statements or claims behind it that must, in conjunction, be also true. For this, several premises must be presented to prove true this complex statement. That is the conclusion.

An example of this would be if I said:

"The sky is blue." - (Premise 1)

"All humans live under a blue sky." - (Premise 2)

"The only planet with a blue sky and living humans is earth." - (Premise 3)

"Therefore, all living humans live on earth." - (Conclusion)

In science, a premise which results a conclusion is called a "hypothesis." In philosophy, a premise which results a conclusion is called an "argument."

When our minds are committed to the intentional exploration of complex life questions, we take and set our first step in the journey to change our lives.


With an I.Q. of 228, Guinness World Record holder Marilyn vos Savant reminds us, humans are "the only species that asks questions."


The Donkey

When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born. With monstrous head and sickening cry And ears like errant wings The devil's walking parody On all four-footed things. The tattered outlaw of the earth. Of ancient crooked will; Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb I keep my secret still. Fools! For I also had my hour; One far fierce hour and sweet: There was a shout about my ears, And palms before my feet.

-Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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