A 12 step program engineered to improve critical thinking and mental immunity.

  1. “Beliefs are private”. This is simply not true as our beliefs do impact others in a certain way. The not my concern mentality has to go.
  2. “We have a right to our beliefs”. Do we mean a legal right or a moral right? Should we simply do everything we have a right to do? Surely not.
  3. “Values are subjective”. What do we even mean by “subjective”. This form of reasoning has the danger of adopting an “anything goes” mentality.
  4. “Who’s to say?”. This is simply a stupid question. It is fundamentally up to us to shed bad ideas. If not us, who? if not now, when?
  5. “You cant question basic value commitments”. We can’t just ditch the entire idea of questioning basic beliefs without ditching reason itself.
  6. “Questioning core commitments is unkind”. I would say questioning core commitments is actually the most kind thing you can do. In order to find stable sources of meaning we have to be able to enquire together regardless of our basic belief systems.

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