Clarity, structured exploration, the well-examined life
Clarity: The essence of LearningMethods is clarity. It
provides a practical and systematic approach to get clear on
any difficulty you find yourself in, whether physical, psychological,
or cognitive, chronic or one-off, nagging or vexing, a core issue
or just something that bugs you.
The exploration: The clarity is achieved through a straightforward
exploration of relevant details. What do you know about your
problem? Given what you know, does what you're experiencing
make sense? Are you missing crucial information? Do you
understand what you might do about it? There is no single set
of questions, only a map to guide your personal exploration
of your situation. Following the template will help you understand
what is going on in your life. Often enough it will increase your
effectiveness in dealing with it.
The well-examined life: With its straightforward and structured
exploration, LearningMethods helps you see your experiences
more clearly, bringing them into detailed focus, understanding
them more accurately. Over time you'll start to live a more
well-examined life, founded on your your best thinking,
your deepest values.
A real life: This is not an ideal life, but a real life, your own,
connected to your own values, with all the specific details of
your own history. You'll begin to see it all more accurately,
in greater detail, with greater clarity. This is not a new life,
but the same life you are living, seen more clearly.
It is one of the bonus features of LearningMethods that dealing
with the problem areas of your life may add contour,
depth, and nuance to the rest of your life.