Some Thoughts on Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves | Brain Pickings

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Here is some food for thought once again from a wonderful site called Brainpickings

 

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To live with sincerity in our culture of cynicism is a difficult dance — one that comes easily only to the very young and the very old. The rest of us are left to tussle with two polarizing forces ripping the psyche asunder by beckoning to it from opposite directions — critical thinking and hope.”

“Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.”

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9 thoughts on “Some Thoughts on Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves | Brain Pickings

  1. That’s quite a thoughtful post by Maria. I’m glad you shared it here, Deb. I read that site sometimes but, as you know, there’s only so much time in the day to read (dang it!). Her line that “evil only prevails when we mistake it for the norm” was wonderful – let’s focus on the positive, shall we? 🙂

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    1. Absolutely Christy, only the positive! Yes, I love that site Brainpickings.org. I tell you I could spend the whole day reading there when I land there. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for reading Tess. Lol, it’s so funny to see your avatar on almost all the same blogs I follow. Hmm, great minds think alike? ❤

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      1. Isn’t it funny? Well, it goes to show that like-minded people gravitate to the same things. 🙂

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