Is it better to live like an anonymous healthy and common person until the age of 90 or is it better to have an incredibly prolific life and die at the age of 35 like Mozart? Well, do we really have the choice? Maybe.
There is a tension between living for oneself and being content and living for others and feeling insecure. Jesus sacrificed his life at a relatively young age, is he an example to follow?
The question that is evoked here is: What do we want to give to others? Our time, money, knowledge, work? Or can a deep feeling of contentment and happiness be reached by keeping everything to us and not sharing with others?
When we reach a certain level of material security and comfort, it is interesting to see that there are two psychological paths possible. Some of us will crave more security and comfort, getting pleasure and happiness from greed. Some others will become more altruistic, getting pleasure and happiness from their own generosity and the wellbeing of others.
Almost all religions and traditional wisdoms tell us that greed is bad while generosity is good. Is that true? And if it is the case, how to practice generosity?
Our philosophical project is about finding the wisdom to develop generosity in a powerful and noble way. It is not sure you can become happier if you just go and give away your belongings. But it is for sure possible to become more content if you link your life with the idea of serving others. In order to do so, we have to think out of the box, find new creative ideas, unexplored paths, and maybe even flirt with craziness.
We want to help you increase your wisdom, and diminish your concerns about looking crazy. Higher levels of wisdom can easily look similar to states of craziness. How much are you concerned about such a possibility? Let us explore those paths together!