The Ladder: High-Rung Thinking

The Ladder can be thought of as a pair of glasses for the brain, helping us better understand the world and ourselves. It is a tool that focuses on the “how” of our thinking, rather than just the “what.”

High-Rung Thinking, exemplified by the Scientist and Sports Fan, is a mindset that values truth above all else. It prioritizes productive and independent thinking, which allows for the revision or rejection of ideas.

This mindset is humble, self-aware, and free of bias, with the ability to recognize and expose logical fallacies.

In High-Rung Thinking, hypotheses are formed from the bottom up, following evidence wherever it leads, with a default position of “I don’t know” on any given topic.

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