Chris Ryan-ism: Question the Premise

Whenever I have a conversation with someone, I always try to understand their point of view. Sometimes, the point of view of others is built on a house of cards, sometimes it’s built on the most stable bedrock. There’s no way to know without getting more information. Therefore, you must always question the premise. In rhetoric, a premise is a set of conditions under which a conclusion can be made. A hypothesis, as it were. If this, then that. Like in Einstein’s elevator. Questioning the premise would be asking why the dude is in the elevator in the first...

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