Transparency

transparency

When we know what's going on we can change it.

 

Knowledge

knowledge

The more we know, the better ideas we have.

 

Rationality

rationality

The more objective thinking we do the better decisions we make.

 

Compromise

compromise

We all live together and and depend on each other.

 

We're all delusional - it's a matter of degree. When people get too emotional about a point of view, they can develop tunnel vision and become irrational and delusional. This extremism can result in destructive attitudes and actions and a refusal to listen or think objectively. Most everyone can see this extremism in examples such as the Taliban and Al Quida. However, we have more trouble recognizing the extremism-lite all around us. Extremist on the left and right, anti-government zealots, religious fanatics, militant fill-in-the-blank rights groups; these are all people who have become so delusional that they denigrate non-believers and some even intimate or use force to try to impose their views on everyone else. Don't let yourself become deluded into being Taliban-lite.

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ― Carl Sagan

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