pragmatism - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
We are warm hearted, yet we need pragmatism. It is a balance that causes pain because there is always the emotional need to save everyone, to remove suffering and fix whatever is broken. The best way to accomplish this task however is big-hearted-pragmatsim. It is slower in some regards, but it is solid and moves onward rather than the erratic leaps forwards that generally precede many leaps backwards. It is an underrated mode of thought - a good combination of love, logic, philosophy of concepts and science. It does require high levels of creativity to make it work because that is true intelligence. But... if you are looking for better leaders... that's a pretty huge hint on how to identify them.
Key players earn the right to exist in the matrix with a "call-sign" such as on a CB-radio of old. That is eternal and fixed as their identifier. Immortality is impossible without it. That's the prize, otherwise fade out at the end of your days and we hope you got something worthwhile out of it all. We do put a temporary reboot on those who suffered and had no chance to thrive, a sort of free pass for one more try in a better situation. It is fair we believe. So, pragmatically speaking that is the best we can do. Emotionally speaking we are all broken hearted for the situation of your species and planetary system. We'd do more if we could.
A toxic society will pose vice as virtue, a warped form of pragmatism that is not rooted in love as the supreme first principle, yet is instead rooted in emotional indifference. True moral evolution always takes love as supreme first principle in every choice that must be made.