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The cardinal mistake we make as thinkers:

We allow our thinking to get trapped in certain domains.

For example, the thought that all of our philosophies and thinking must be consistent across all domains.

But there is no such thing as “one ultimate universal truth which applies to everything”. For example, there are certain circumstances and cases in which certain mental models and philosophies work well (such as minimalism), but other contexts and domains in which they don’t work (for example, being a minimalist if you’re starving to death on a desert island is a bad idea).

Thus the morale of the story:

Strive to become wiser to know when it is best to be “domain flexible”.



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