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By: Kate | February 04, 2016

When cultivating a good life, having a degree of clarity about our own priorities, beliefs, goals and principles is absolutely essential for guiding our decisions and achieving a measure of inner-peace. 


But the world is a complicated place. Developing a balanced opinion on one subject is tricky enough, let alone trying to form an entire personal philosophy or world view that is fair and measured. When I am checking for hypocrisy, double-standards, injustice or unreasonable bias in my ideas, I find it helpful to use the substitution test. Inserting the name of another person, group or situation can quickly expose subconscious biases, and help to highlight the broader principles at stake. (Of course, this is also a very useful tool for highli...

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