We are a group of people who have learned, one way or another, the following three truths:
1) We are in a close relationship with the rest of the Universe, whether we like it or not.
2) In every functioning relationship, at least one of the partners has to behave like a reasonable grownup.
3) The Universe never behaves like a reasonable grownup
– Manuel Moertelmaier
(For context: this was a joking response to various people’s attempt at defining „who the Rationality Vienna member are“ in overly abstract terms.)