We want to teach the world to live
Which sounds like a grand claim, but bear with us while we paint you a picture.
Back in 1891, Oscar Wilde wrote, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all“. He had a point then, and the point still stands today. For a whole variety of reasons, some related to human development, others to economics, some related to culture, and others to technological change, many of us are living half-lives. We’re living and breathing, sure; but not really thriving. There’s something wrong with the lives that we’re living, and that’s reflected in the soaring levels of anxiety and depression all around us. We’re not facing an epidemic of mental illness; we’re facing the consequences of a way of life that’s not fit for living.
Clearly, something has to change
As advocates for wellbeing, we’re also advocates for all the things that allow us to live the lives we want to live. And our mission is to promote, educate, sing, and shout all about it.
Our mission is to create shows and write articles highlighting the factors that hinder our wellbeing and the things that will help us attain a higher level of everyday freedom. Our job is to share knowledge, based on research not opinion, and start a conversation about what changes we need to make, not only in our personal lives but in the world around us as well. We’re non-partisan and politically ecumenical, because now’s not the time for taking sides. But that doesn’t mean we can’t tell right from wrong. So, like countless individuals and organisations all around the world, we’re also taking a stand.
At the time of writing, Russia is prosecuting a war of aggression against Ukraine, a climate crisis is gathering pace all around us, we’re in the midst of a mass extinction event, global inequality is growing, the balance of power is beginning to shift from democracy to authoritarianism, and a culture war is being waged by the forces of conservatism against progressive liberal, cosmopolitan values. Add to this an epidemic of disinformation and a growing culture of conspiratorial paranoia, and it’s clear to see we’re in trouble.
To ignore this is to collude. Or as Martin Luther King Jr. put it, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter“. While it’s important to oppose injustice, the wilful destruction of our world, and the attitudes that enable it, positive propositions are far more potent than simply saying “No!“. Which leads us to…
The Explorers Charter
We’ve drafted a declaration of values, a commitment to living a good life and promoting and enabling all the things we need to create a just and sustainable society – and we encourage you to read our Explorers Charter and sign on.
Make the commitment, share with your friends, come together, and live a new life. Because nothing beats apathy than knowing you’re not alone.