As opposed to a nihilist or an absurdist or a detachment-ist – buddhist?
I cam across a wonderful essay by an atheist in Columbia. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/anotherwhiteatheistincolombia/2020/02/humanist-mucked-up-world/
It's about how hard it sometimes is to live up to our ideas and to work towards positive goals. For me - she really captures the experience of lived Humanism when she says,
"So, no, this isn’t about optimism, per se. This is more about… recognizing when you are tired, and fed up, and cynical, and hurt, and wounded, and angry–all conditions in which it seems reasonable just to stop bothering–and then to make a concerted effort to keep bothering anyway."
Being a Humanist - is bothering anyway. Mucking along and doing the best you can to be good and to do good. Despite it all.
Does this approach make life easier? Actually - yes I think it does. I even created an online course to help people figure out how to keep bothering anyway.