For quite a while now Gill and I have been doing what we do best: philosophising about life, planning how to change the world and pedalling around town on our bicycles. We also have also been watching curiously to see what motivates people in life, why and how they make decisions. See, while both Gill and I have quite positive, optimistic dispositions we’re not happy. Not happy at all.
As you know, people in Australia get fatter and unhappier. Why? We drink too much, eat too much fat and sugar and don’t move enough. The question we’ve been contemplating is – why are we the only people who can see that (at least it feels like we’re kinda alone in our observations) and, more importantly, what can we do about it?
Over the last thirty or so years we – you, me, the person next to you and the guy sitting over there who’s picking his nose (eeew!) – have become accustomed to a lifestyle that makes us inherently unhappy and unhealthy. It’s our priorities we pick and it’s social norms we follow. By and large it’s out of balance.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
This is why we are creating this very space you’re currently reading. Balance. “The ability to maintain the line of gravity or also the point between two opposite forces that is desirable over purely one state or the other.” We feel current culture needs more of it – it’s a mono-culture and needs some serious spruiking.
So far, I’m fairly elliptical, but rest assured, it’ll contain more about people on bicycles in the future. If that sounds vaguely like something you might enjoy please join. It might also completely outrage you, well, then please join anyway.