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The Principles by Which I Live My Life

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been having a conversation about politics with some friends on Facebook. That sounds like a bad idea, I know. One of these friends, who identifies as extremely right-wing and extremely liberal (versus authoritarian) claimed that by my age I should have formed political opinions and that if I had not then I must be either uninformed or unprincipled or both. I assume that it’s generally considered “bad” to be either “uninformed” or “unprincipled.”

This got me thinking about principles and I wondered what my principles actually are. So here we are with a set of principles that I seem to consistently apply in living my life.

Reality Trumps Beliefs

Everyone Is Doing The Best They Can

Reality Is Benevolent

Right now, that seems like the main principles by which I live my life. This is not right or wrong, not the best way (there is no best way); this is just what I seem to do. Perhaps my sharing is helpful to you in some way. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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An engineer-psychologist focused on machine intelligence. I write from my own experience to support others in living more fulfilling lives | duncanriach.com

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