We associate this process with some sort of "will" or "willpower", though what these really mean is not that obvious.
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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).
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.
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Astrology is an intriguing way of looking at the world. Traditionally it has been on the outs with both science and most mainstream religions like Christianity, which puts it in an awkward position of neither wholly scientific nor wholly religious.
For many fans, astrology is a subject of curiosity, a tool for reflection, and a means of understanding that their feelings and struggles are part of a bigger picture.
While people are cautioned against depending on any one source of information for guidance, there is an understanding that it can be difficult to accept that many things in life are out of our control.
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