Agreed regarding the rational mindset and avoiding self-delusion, Joao Nascimento.
Where we differ however is that I don’t see life in terms of winning or losing. I don’t have a competitive bone in my body. To me, life is made up of challenges you either understand or don’t. Some you can figure out and face, others just escape you.

In the absence of any religion to lean on, whenever the going gets tough I console myself with the thought that there’s probably some knowledge that can help somewhere if only I can get to it and / or ask the right questions…

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