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Most of the tacit assumptions of society are wrong
When I was a young boy in high school I had a belief. I believed that most of the tacit assumptions under which most people labor are wrong; that most of the tacit assumptions of the society I lived in were wrong. The reason for this is that most people are sheep. They go with the crowd. If everyone else believes something, then they believe it, too. If the rest of society believes it, people feel it must be true. Most people are not critical thinkers. They don’t question, examine and think. They are gullible. They don’t think for themselves. They just believe what they are told. If some authority says it, it must be true. Example: the IQ concept. It is something they have all been taught so they assume it is true. It is just a tacit assumption of the society.
I believe I was right. Everyone in society gets programmed. Their beliefs, values, outlooks and attitudes are those that have been programmed into them by society. Mostly they believe a whole lot of rubbish and lie. It is all blind leading the blind.
Our government operates on all kinds of tacit assumptions. It makes huge, far reaching decisions, based on studies. And the studies are in turn based on tacit assumptions. Mostly, the assumptions are wrong. The government initiates programs costing vast amounts of money based on false assumptions and bad judgment and the result is all kinds of foolishness and squandered money.
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?