The Humanist Approach to Happiness wasn’t actually written for Humanists. Crazy talk, I know. But I wrote it to help teach non-Humanists the tools we Humanists use to live a happy and productive life, because, really, we do have a good approach.
Anyway, one of the most common experiences I have when talking to non-Humanists about Humanism is that they get really excited and want to know all about it. Happens all the times in my interviews. In fact, just last week I was supposed to talk about how Humanism impacts parenting on The Way of the Toddler Hour. Instead, Lori wanted to know all about Humanism. Which is cool. Super cool actually. We never did talk about parenting.
The same thing happened this week on Spirituality Raw. I do encourage you to listen to these interviews, because they represent something important to those of us who are Humanists. And that is that people are REALLY interested and excited to learn about the philosophy. We should be working hard to tell people about it.
As my friend Swami Worldtraveler related to me, the general response we get when talking about our philosophy is “What is this strange wonderful thing ‘Humanism’ of which you speak?” People really do want to know.
And if you do, you should get my new ebook - Jen Hancock’s Handy Humanism Handbook. I’m giving it away free to people who sign up for my mailing list. (*smile*)