I’m always looking towards the future. If I ran for public office, my motto would be something like: Don’t fuck up the future.
To me, this doesn’t NECESSARILY mean any particular save-the-planet mission.
Rather, it’s things like education. Clear thinking. [not just “critical thinking” but CLEAR thinking]. Not emotionless – because that is biologically not possible for us. Emotions proceed reason within the cognitive systems.
Skepticism requires even being skeptical about skepticism itself and allowing for one’s self to not be skeptical about some things.
It’s not even a balancing act per se, but more like coping skills.