In a world where we’re all ensconced in bubbles of comfort, faith and certainty, how do we boldly seek out honest information? How can we balance between “credible/respected” sources, vs. radical new approaches?
How can we distinguish positive, creative solutions from pseudoscience, fake news and quackery? In a world where often there’s no concrete answer, how do we deal with complexity and uncertainty, yet still move forward?
In the face of so much bad news, how can we avoid the temptation of sticking our heads in the sand — cynicism, avoidance and apathy? How can we not only get good info, but go beyond that and do the right thing in our homes, communities and world?
“People are, generally speaking, either dead certain or totally indifferent. Be neither…” — Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World
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