The Better Human Podcast

#267 - The Independent Thinking Scale - Where Are You?

November 27, 2021 Colin Stuckert
The Better Human Podcast
#267 - The Independent Thinking Scale - Where Are You?
Show Notes

"If you eat, invest, and think according to what the 'news' advocates, you'll end up nutritionally, financially, and morally bankrupt." - @naval

There is a scale representing independent thinking

Let’s say that the far left of this scale represents thinking exactly what the mainstream wants you to think.

On the other side, you have purely objective, self-sought knowledge built from nothing but deep research.

We all fall somewhere on this spectrum.

How I feel about it goes like this:

  1. Get as far to the right of that spectrum as possible
  2. Then as you get there, make sure you remain as open and sceptical as possible of what you think you know

The mark of successful thinking today comes down to your ability to CHANGE YOUR MIND as often as possible.

And hey, maybe sometime in the future the MSM will converge on the truth.

Right now it’s failing pathetically.

Let’s look at a few of the broken narratives accepted as the status quo.

  • Meat is bad for you = it’s not. it’s the best food you can eat actually.
  • Fat/salt/cholesterol are bad for you. They aren’t. These are the nutrients your body needs and should prioritize.
  • Carbs are good and should be the base of the pyramid. They aren’t. And for most people, they are nothing but an addiction keeping them sick.
  • Doctors are gods and know everything. They aren’t and don’t. Many doctors are nothing but drug pushers that know little about preventive medicine. That’s not necessarily their fault—though it is their responsibility—since the entire medical profession has been built around overweight people that won’t take responsibility for their lives (and/or don’t know how).
  • Vaccines have saved countless lives. Some vaccines have, some haven’t, and some are downright scams. Most of the historical data supporting vaccines is epidemiology (observational data) that completely ignores the rise of modern sanitation practices.

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