Humanity & Enlightenment?
With our capacity to suffer and flourish and our tendency to experience waves of sympathy towards other sentient beings, it’s no wonder why this new era of reason, science and human progress is on the rise more and more as we try navigating our way through what are sometimes rough terrains.
My own desire to reduce the suffering of those around me has come from a place of wanting to reduce my own suffering.
With logic and reason, we are able to tackle world problems through the lenses of science rather than superstition and ignorance.
Author Steven Pinker says humankind is now experiencing what we call the “enlightenment” – where logic, science and humanism has taken up the drivers seat as we tackle this complex web of problems that make up life itself.