Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Year Resolutions

Yes, the New Year resolutions never really get done, or at least most of them don't, but it's still good to place some goals in front of ourselves to strive for better, more peaceful and reasonable world.

So, in the World that did not end in 2012, what's out there for me in this coming New Year 2013:
- keep the ridicule and doubt high, in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson:
“Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them"
and
"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."
- follow one of the best advices I have ever heard, the one from Christopher Hitchens:
“What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.”
- finally, as Hippocrates said:
"There are, in fact, two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance"
All of the above can help us in making this "unreality"-based world, a better, more humane place to live.