7 episodes

Humanist Thought of the Week - Inspiration to live a better life with Jennifer Hancock, founder of Humanist Learning Systems

Humanist Thought of the Week Jennifer Hancock

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Humanist Thought of the Week - Inspiration to live a better life with Jennifer Hancock, founder of Humanist Learning Systems

    How do you know if you are wrong?

    How do you know if you are wrong?

    Reading Jeff Hawkins new book a Thousand Brains. He talks about how our brains think and how the brain can come to believe things that aren’t true. He says the best way to learn if you are wrong is to actively seek out evidence that you are wrong and to be open to being wrong so you can learn and be less wrong. Good advice. #humanism #skepticism #criticalthinking

    • 3 min
    Compassion and giving people the benefit of the doubt

    Compassion and giving people the benefit of the doubt

    We live in an interconnected world. Cultural differences can sometimes cause offense where none is intended. Give people the benefit of the doubt that they mean well and don’t assume they are horrible people. If we all treat each other with compassion we can learn from and honor each others differences and work past the inevitable faux pas that occur.

    • 4 min
    Exploitative Businesses vs. Humanistic Businesses

    Exploitative Businesses vs. Humanistic Businesses

    People and companies who want to do harm and not get caught are not good businesses. This is why humanism is so important

    • 57 sec
    Alterity and Humanism

    Alterity and Humanism

    Being Different, Together. This is a great way to think about how to be human and humanist. 

    • 49 sec
    Humility Helps Create Confidence - Humanist Thought of the Week

    Humility Helps Create Confidence - Humanist Thought of the Week

    My son thinks I'm confident. The reality is - I'm humble. I expect to screw up. I'm ok with screwing up and when I do - I just set about - fixing the problem.  That seems like confidence, but it's really  just humility.

    • 55 sec
    How to tell if someone is solving a problem - or rationalizing an opinion

    How to tell if someone is solving a problem - or rationalizing an opinion

    How to tell the difference between someone rationalizing their opinion and someone trying to solve a problem.  Hint - are they open to corrective information? Or not? 

    • 55 sec

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

drksteel ,

A great introduction to humanist thinking

A great mixture of commentary on contemporary topics and introduction to humanist philosophy.

fevkalade11 ,

Practical philosophy in action

The podcast does a great job of describing how to take a belief system (humanism) and apply it to everyday concerns, whether dealing with difficult people, bullying, and other situations in life. Recommended for thoughtful people who want to be less ivory tower and more real life.

mspalding ,

Short & Useful - Great Thinking Material

This podcast is off to a great start. Each short episode addresses a single idea and gives you lots to think about. I look forward to a bit of quick brain exercise. Thanks for taking the time to create these.

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