Rationality and Reality
As the most intelligent species, we are prone to hubris and self-deception. We
tend to equate our intelligence with honesty, rationality, and infallibility,
although our history is replete with quite the opposite. We seem to forget that
life is often overwhelming, and that we are constantly tempted by escapism. So
as we advance our science, technology, and belief systems, we must be humbly
mindful of our many shortcomings and question our assumptions about reality.
Let’s remember the insightful words of T.S. Eliot, who said,”Humanity cannot
bear very much reality."
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