Living Wisely/Real, Good Insights
Embracing these insights can provide helpful guidance.
Reality Exists—Every time you decide to open the door before passing through the doorway, you are betting that reality exists.
- Learn what there is.
Reality is awesome!
Truth corresponds to reality.
Beliefs are what we hold to be true.
We choose our beliefs. We can choose true beliefs.
- Decide how to choose your beliefs.
Reality is the objective arbiter of disputes involving matters of fact.
A lack of convergence is caused by unreliable methods. Every apparent contradiction is a symptom of an incomplete investigation.
Moral reasoning helps us decide what we ought to do.
- Use well-chose moral reasoning as your guide through life.
Therefore, it is wise for moral reasoning to be based on studies of human experience and human well-being.
We can choose to live wisely.
- See, for example: https://lelandbeaumont.substack.com/p/reality-is-awesome
- Many ill-fated undertakings were based on untrue beliefs. This list of harmful false beliefs and these case studies provide several examples.
- The ethics (or lack thereof) of belief, August 31, 2022, Philosophy as a way of life, Medium.
- See, for example Pinker, Steven (February 13, 2018). Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 576. ISBN 978-0-525-42757-5. , Chapter 22.
- In addition to human experience, the experience of other sentient beings is also morally relevant.