Attitude is Key

I’ve worked fulltime ever since I was 16, including six eight-hour night shifts a week while going to college in the daytime. What I quickly discovered in those workplaces is that my attitude could be shaped by the people I spent time with. Naturally, in any job...

It’s Who Gets To You First

In my last blog I talked about presuppositions–the preconceived ideas we have which often powerfully affect how correctly we think. But there’s a deadly secret about our presuppositions, and it’s this: Whoever gets to give us our ideas first has the...

The Presupposition Puzzle

When you were a kid, what foods did you detest? For me, some of these were cauliflower, cabbage and spinach. But I think the reason I hated those foods at that point, and wouldn’t even try them unless pressured, was presuppositions.  A presupposition is a...

The Danger of “Distrust Overload”

The other day I heard a rather chilling radio interview. Two people were talking about how a lot of false information is being deliberately created, posted, and re-tweeted. One person said–and I’m paraphrasing–“What’s really dangerous is...