Bonjour Readcasher. Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to publish yesterday due to some brouhaha that occured.
Also the holidays are over and I have gone back to school. My engagement here might be low due to the hectic college task that awaits me. I ask for your pardon in advance.
The world is in a pretty bad state. This is not breaking news. Through the news in various media we get to know, read and watch about all the bad things happening in the world. We assume that most people agree with us that things like war, pollution, corruption, and bad health care are bad — but that not the case there are a lot of people out there who don't even care of what is going on in the world as far as their pocket is being filled with dollar.
This may seem like a controversial statement to some. Certainly the world is a mess. So many people and countries are oppressed and in poverty. There seems to be no way forward and the future looks bleak. But this is actually an example of a common human fallacy.
Meliorism is the belief that the world can be improved through human effort and that humans should try to improve it. Of course some people believe that there are insurmountable obstacles to improvement, or that any attempts will not work, but these are just excuses for inaction.
Indeed, the evidence that the world can be improved is all around us. Look at how much the world has changed in just 50 years, or how much it has changed in a single person's lifetime. The most important improvements happen slowly, over many generations, but they have still happened nonetheless.
Meliorism, from Latin melior “better”,is a fancy word for the belief that we can make the future better than the present. It's an optimistic belief in the ability of social progress and human agency to improve things.
The doctrine of meliorism is itself an antidote to its antithesis, a philosophy called "solipsism" which holds that we can never experience reality outside our own consciousness, and that because we are limited to only experience reality from our own perspective, we can never know what anything is truly like in any objective sense. Solipsism is the opposite of meliorism because it holds that human beings can only know their own inner subjective experiences and nothing more.
Solipsism portrays Self-absorption, an unawareness of the views or needs of others;
Those who believe in meliorism tend to work hard for a better condition or state of things, and it is related to the concept of progress...
In my opinion, there are two types of people: optimists and pessimists.
Optimists (or meliorists) like to think that if they just keep doing what they're doing, things will get better on their own. They think it's best to stay the course.
Optimism is wonderful when you're in a good place and things are getting better each day. This attitude lets you coast along without having to do much thinking about your current path.
The story is more powerful than we think. What’s interesting is that the history books are written by those who were in power, who won the battle, or the war. Before these books are published, they are crafted, massaged, and polished.
History or stories need to be told with the utmost truth. For example; a child can be exposed to illustrations of white men with guns that are facing off against people who are women or people of color. The child grows up thinking that it’s okay. They may even become desensitized to such scenes by the time they reach adulthood
Every time we make something, we are making what will one day come to be known as history. But history will only be kind to those who did good.