Fascinated with this world of ours, and with us humans. It is such a diverse and interesting place, and we are such a diverse and strange species – and then, though our lives are short enough and we are even conscious of it, we close ourselves off to all the fascination, and retreat into comfortable little worlds.
Okay, okay, I have to hustle to make money, too; I’d like a house to call my own, to use as my refuge against the turmoil of the world, too; I get lazy and dispirited…
- *not* learning anything I can, but thinking I know it all?
- *not* trying to really live, but only looking to be distracted?
- *not* trying challenging things, but just aiming for comfort?
I don’t see the point in that.
Thus, though I don’t think you necessarily have to escape 9 to 5, the one thing I’m afraid of is to lose the fascination with the world. To just get into the comfortable trance of the rat race, burrow in, and wake up dead.
So, I use my background in cultural anthropology and ecology…
- to explore how we can really become at home in this world, and
- to journey along the intersections that make it possible for us to be living richer by living better, incidentally “for the planet,” too in the ecology of happiness.
The first of these is, of course, what this site is all about, and it also presents the ways in which I try and live #ecohappy myself.
It is still a struggle to make a living with that, but rather than just look for a job and be disappointed about the way “the economy” has developed, I’m looking to (also) invent my own businesses about it, and thus to go on with the work that I consider more-than-necessary, that interests and fascinates me, no matter what.
It is the journey of my life, and you are welcome to join and learn with me.
You may also like to read this post on why I specialize in not specializing…