Saturday, March 25, 2017

Optimists, rationalists and pessimists

Thing change. It's the only constant.

And as things change we like to guess outcomes.

Optimists like to guess things will be fine.

Pessimists guess at bad outcomes.

Rationalists recognise that of the outcomes some are better than others.

On this continuum I sit between rational and optimistic. What steers me from pure rationalism?

1. Faith in human ingenuity to steer the outcomes towards the good.

2. The fact that from a historical perspective optimists are more often proved right. Unless you believe a nasty Brutus and short life is better than we have now, overall things improve.

Tell me I'm wrong.

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