I’m convinced rationality is an emotional achievement, as much as an intellectual one.

If we don’t want truth, we’ll just use our intellectual powers to deceive ourselves. Yet, wanting is an emotional matter. We train in critical thinking, rationality, sensemaking — but we don’t train in truth-wanting.

This blog is half-diary, half-cookbook, from my own journey in training myself to want truth.

Here are a few places to start:

(And if you want to get to know me uncomfortably well, read my spiritual ‘life story.’)


P.S. My origin story in 90 seconds:

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Experiments with the emotional side of rationality


Mike Elias