“Realistic Living” is a revolutionary category, for most people, most of the time, are in dread flight from Reality. Obsolete and mistaken notions rule our living, but we nevertheless cling to what has become familiar. So realism can be dreadful. But Realistic Living is also a joyous category, for being our authentic being in our real situation is a happy journey into our true humanity. I nurture my realism from ancient religious sources, but I also nurture my being from those sources that best describe our contemporary world in vivid, unvarnished ways.