Positive Humanism

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. Positive psychology is the study of happiness. Psychology has traditionally focused on dysfunction—people with mental illness or other psychological problems—and how to treat it. Positive psychology, in contrast, is a relatively new field that examines how ordinary people can become happier and more fulfilled. http://www.positivepsychology.org/  What Is Positive Psychology, and What Is It Not? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-good-life/200805/what-is-positive-psychology-and-what-is-it-not New Insights into Authentic Humility A new book by William Damon and Anne Colby – The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice – explores the nature and uses of authentic humility, along with other essential virtues that support a fulfilling moral life. See a fun and informative educational quiz to illustrate their book’s vision of what authentic humility looks like in real life, at the following link: http://92yondemand.org/humility-quiz Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over established doctrine or faith (fideism). The meaning of the term humanism has fluctuated, according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. Generally, however, humanism refers to a perspective that affirms some notion of human freedom and progress. In modern times, humanist movements are typically aligned with secularism, and today “Humanism” typically refers to a non-theistic life stance centred on human agency, and looking...

I am Atheist…

I am not angry nor do I have a hate for people, even if I look down on flawed beliefs. I have hope for others, I have seen the better way of following valid and reliable reason and evidence, and out of care wish to share this enlightenment of thinking with others. We atheists challenge beliefs, because if we do not, likely you will not. Instead, you will stay trapped in false beliefs and things as a whole in society, because of flawed outdated thinking will make it hard to bring the change that is needed. When will people stop looking back and holding on to a past thinking, which limits the possibilities to a new...

Power, Knowledge, and Kindness

When I was young, I valued and longed for power, as I developed I saw the power in knowledge and longed for development of intelligence. Now that I have gained knowledge, I see with the value of wisdom and it is me that has developed for I understand that my greatest power is...