Meat is bad for you; the world is going to collapse in 11 years, LDL cholesterol is harmful; chiropractic can cure XYZ, etc. How do you know if any of the above statements are true, or if they are outright lies? The answer should be reason and the scientific method, unfortunately, in today's modern culture, the answer is the public consensus. You've heard the statement "a million Frenchmen can't be wrong" well, yes, they can be. Just because a million people are saying something or think a certain thing doesn't make it right or true. More importantly, how did our culture degrade to such a low level of thinking, judgment and deliberation? Life By Design is not a political podcast, and the purpose will not be to dissect the above arguments in detail - even though the ones related to health we discuss frequently. We are hoping, by applying the correct methods to reality, you will reach logical conclusions on your own. The purpose of this particular podcast is to give you the tools to think for yourself — something our modern educational system has done an excellent job of eliminating or dare we say destroying on purpose. The central issue is independent thought and how to apply your own mind to the world in order to find the truth. If you want to get fancy about it, it's the branch of philosophy called epistemology. What we covered: Truth - is it even possible? How do we know what's true? How can we discover it? Can we even discover it? Is truth just a myth, or does it actually exist? Why you should care about this and how this is vital for you living your best life. How to help your children learn to think and reason independently from other's opinions. The main issue with consensus thinking.