Humanist Thought of the Week: Feb 19 2008
Hope Springs Eternal
Hope is a wonderful thing.
It allows us to envision a different and hopefully better future.
And because we can imagine it, we can take action to achieve it.
Hope for a better future is a central element of the Humanist mindset.
We don’t have to accept the status quo.
It might be difficult to achieve a better future, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.
We have a responsibility to try.
While we might not be able to make this a world in which no one suffers.
We can at least reduce the number of people who suffer.
And, if we don’t at least try, how can we call ourselves moral?