Jason Gots, Big Think, July 19, 2015

It’s well-established (and completely obvious) that optimism is a bit delusional, especially if you don’t believe in some form of Heaven or live in a hermetically sealed Utopian community where life has been carefully engineered to maximize human happiness and minimize (or hide) pain. After all, the best you can say about life is that some really cool things can potentially happen. No matter how you slice it, life contains a great deal of suffering, in the form of loss, aging, sickness, and death. With all that in mind, this article’s author opines on how anyone can be an optimist unless they’re a complete idiot. […read more]