Optimistically Skeptical

Humanist Thought of the Week: 9 14 2010

Skepticism and Optimism 

Humanists are both skeptical and optimistic.

You could say we are optimistically skeptical.

And no, that isn’t an oxymoron.

You see we believe that there is such a think as objective truth.

That we have the ability to figure out what the objective truth is.

And that knowing what is and isn’t objectively true actually matters.

And if you don’t know the difference between objective and subjective truths, look it up.

It’s important.

Anyway, the more your understanding of how you think the world works matches reality, the easier it will be for you to navigate your way through life, which is based in reality.

We think anyway.

So, be optimistic that you can discern between fact and fantasy and know that doing so will help make your life better and happier.


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