Enlightenment refers to the state of having knowledge or understanding : the act of giving someone knowledge or understanding.
1. You are skeptical
Skepticism is generally any questioning attitude towards unempirical knowledge or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.
2. You prefer objectivity over subjectivity
Objectivity means the state or quality of being true even outside of a subject‘s individual biases, interpretations, feelings, and imaginings. A proposition is generally considered objectively true when its truth conditions are met without biases caused by feelings, ideas, opinions, etc..
Subjectivity is the collection of the perceptions, experiences, expectations, personal or cultural understanding, and beliefs specific to a person. It is often used in contrast to the term objectivity, which is described as a view of truth or reality which is free of any individual’s influence.
3. You do your own research
4. You question authority
“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
– Benjamin Franklin
5. You know there is something wrong with the world
Extreme poverty in contrast of extreme wealth, wars, biologically engineered viruses, pedophilia, human trafficking, local murders, racism, slavery, school massacres, public rampages, animal cruelty and extinction, deforestation, global warming…
Something is wrong with the world and you know it. These are facts.
6. You are open-minded
You are willing to consider new ideas even if they challenge your own. Everything is quite uncertain until proven certain.
7. You are deeply spiritual
Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all.
Religion is believing in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
8. You know humans have a greater purpose