In the New York Times Saturday "Think Tank" feature of 10 January 1998, four philosophers were asked to identify the most underrated concepts of life. They nominated:
- Uncertainty - realizing that we can't know everything, and that our judgments always need to be tempered with caution;
- Kindness - going beyond what's required of us, to act gently and helpfully toward other living creatures;
- Pacifism - choosing not to return violence to violence, but rather to strive self-consistently for peace; and
- Hope - believing, perhaps in the face of all evidence, that things will get better, that good will triumph, and that in the long run, love wins.
Tuesday, July 06, 1999 at 18:17:43 (EDT) = Datetag19990706
TopicPhilosophy - TopicLife
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