Ideally, we’d love to see lots of people adopting the following paradigms as
Realitans. Some of these are simple acknowledgements of the basic truths about how we tend to be as humans. Others are commitments to do well on purpose, and to help others. You may use the list below to keep a record of which items you already agree to. Realitan — a person who deliberately lives in reality as a sustained way of life; more specifically, a devoted and authentic practitioner of Reality-Based Thinking.
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I will help to promote RBT to others. The Society was not designed simply to help you, but to help you help others.