My Daily Thoughts


Facts as Assumptions

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in.
Alan Alda

Creating interpretations based on facts is either a long methodical process of searching for facts and putting them together into interpretations. If you are a researcher with a very specific niche this makes sense.

For the rest of us who are just creating our PBOK (Personal Bodies of Knowledge), we don’t have the time for that approach.

When I am creating interpretations oftentimes I have a rough idea of the facts that support the interpretation. These could be facts that I remember hearing, or facts that make sense, or facts that I have heard from other people. The point is that these are unverified facts.

When I create my interpretations with the associated facts I flag those facts as assumptions. When the interpretation gains importance, I can then spend the time to verify the facts.

Having my interpretations in Obsidian makes this process very easy, I just find the interpretation and it lists the associated verified facts and the associated facts that are fagged as assumptions.

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