Thinking from first principles is not a new idea. It's actually the single most consistent factor among great thinkers.
For example, Aristotle believed that you could not possess true knowledge without first understanding the first principles. He thought that everything could be divided into categories and sub-categories (the smallest of them being the equivalent for first principles).
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An empiricist is a person that believed all true knowledge is based and obtained through experience.
The process of seeking knowledge through experience and making use of reason to give it structure it how we can find the first principles of a subject.
If every part is remarkable, then the total is remarkable.
Write down and organize information. Create hierarchies and mind maps.
Most ideas are nested outside or inside one another. You have to learn to map out how these ideas are linked.
Fear only exists to you in your mind and it is protecting you from the unknown.
As human being, it's going to be normal to feel fear. It's going to happen for the rest of your life, but you do now want to let your fear control you. That is the choice that you get to make.
Change is the only constant, this means that life never stays the same and is always going thorugh cycles or seasons.
"This too shall pass"
Whatever you're going through know that it will pass. Just stay patient and persevere through this season.
If you only knew day but never knew night you would take the sun for granted. It's because you know night that you can appreciate the day, same with your emotions ( Highs and lows)