Premises, to me, can be likened to machine parts. These machine parts are integrated to perform a function: to act as a kind of value compass. I had been trying to follow my compass and getting dubious results. To me, this said that my compass did not work, it was broken, one or more premises in it did not integrate correctly to allow it to function...and I have been dilligently, sometimes frantically attempting to find the problem with my compass and fix it. It is a sublime and nearly indescribable joy when you run into someone who helps you see that, the compass has not failed; it is working; I was just reading it wrong.