Using Reason to Your Advantage
Everything happens for a reason. What are your reasons?
There is a meme going around the internet – everything happens for a reason and sometimes the reason is that you were stupid and made a bad decision. Can’t argue with that.
Given that things happen for a reason and that sometimes the reason is because we made a bad decision, we should probably try to stop making bad decisions. This is easier said than done. Which is why using your faculty of reason is so darned important.
Reason is defined as: the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic. There is a reason why this definition of reason (ie: the power to think) is tied linguistically to the definition of reason as causal. Reason is both the thought of whether we should do something and the act of actual doing that causes whatever it is to happen.