It seems to me that (too much) skepticism keeps people from trying out ideas or engaging in activities that might be beneficial to them and to others. In a sense, they have cold feet. A less rigid skeptic might be more willing to try something and put it to a pragmatic test.
As an example, it could be that we are programmed for religiousity and religious ideas or participating in religious activities such as prayer might be helpful to us, but if we are too skeptical, we don’t try them.
Or, I might be skeptical about the value of travel and therefore never travel, thus depriving me of even knowing what the experience of travel could bring to me.
In this sense, isn’t septicism just a synonym for being “closed” to many possibilities.
Would not a pragmatic approach be preferable???