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My current understanding of how strategy gets shaped and turned into action, and results

Salij MacNeacail, who is very smart, kicked off a good discussion on the comments of an old post, "The Philosophical Disposition vs. The Results Disposition."

You might find the whole discussion interesting and worth reading; there are a lot of good points in there.

One part that was flattering and made me write out my current conception of strategy was this,

I thought of the following while walking just now: one of the reasons I appreciate/value your blog so much, is that you don't divorce theory from practice... Effective strategy is a happy marriage between theory and practice, or between philosophy and action...

A Value of Religion

On Huan M. Nguyen

A philosophy class discussion the other day brought up a good point. One of the values of religion is an organized, premade value system.

You deal with a lot less ambiguity and trying to figure out moral principles and responses to things. They're already laid out for you, and all you have to do is follow them. That puts a lot less stress on you, mentally and emotionally.

I've been trying to lay out my own principles and moral framework, but it's tougher than having one already built for you.

If you're struggling with doing this as well, I suggest taking a look at some religious examples. Maybe even adopting a religion. I say 'maybe', because I'm hesitant to suggest something that I probably won't end up doing myself, but it might be a good step for other people. Having a solid, defined rock to cling to is most definitely helpful. The religious friends that I've had are usually pretty positive about how it's affected their lives.

Otherwise, if you're going to want to develop your personal framework, I recommend other things. An intro to philosophy course is useful for getting broad exposure to some major arguments and for refining your thinking about it. I'm not saying to lock yourself up in an ivory tower, but a class is helpful for broadening your viewpoint and helping you to refine your arguments and support.

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