The Humanism of Adam Savage
Adam Savage is one of the hosts of MythBusters. He is apparently a Humanist and was at the Harvard Humanists the other day giving a talk. What I enjoy about his discussion of Humanism is that it isn’t about religion. It is about being a human.
He said, “I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody’s going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you’re here. And when you don’t, well, you suffer the consequences.” “While nobody’s going to take care of us, it’s incumbent upon us to take care of those around us. That’s community.”
That is such a wonderful statement of personal responsibility from a Humanist perspective.