This website is dedicated to my children, and to yours as well. When we’re young, we make so many mistakes, and hopefully as we get older we realise what we’ve done and try to live in a better way.
At some point in our lives we might wonder whether our generation has furthered the progress of humanity, or set it back. Learning lifelong strategies and tactics for staying out of trouble, and on a fulfilling path start at an early age.
We can point to the pollution of our oceans with plastic litter, and wonder what we’re thinking by continuing the overuse of single use plastic. Most countries are saddled with the problems of private and public national debts that have spiraled out of control. Have we been hurting future generations?
On the other side of the coin, many advancements such as equality, human rights, and technology have been truly amazing in the past few decades. We’ve done a terrible job as earths custodians, and a great one at the same time.
Generalities aside, many of us wonder what we can do on an individual basis, to help our children and grandchildren. The youngest among us are right in the middle of ongoing social experiments such as those involving excess consumption of social media and high processed food. We don’t know how all of these things will pan out, as the data is too fresh.
One thing is for sure, mental health is a problem for many of us. With the advent of AI, AR, electronic gamification and more realistic and immersive computer games, reality might become harder to keep hold of.
We know that there are hundreds, or even thousands of really healthy sports, hobbies and pastimes that have stood the test of time. We know that after a day at the beach, or a hike through the forest, our soul will be satiated and energised, regardless of how tired our bodies might be.
Whilst it’s easy to chase fame and fortune, many that find that they become miserable and feel empty inside, this is well documented.
The most valuable reward for a life well lived is a healthy self-esteem and piece of mind. Self-esteem comes from wisdom, self-knowledge and self-improvement. Piece of mind comes from acting with integrity, knowing that we’ve done our best, with what we had available to us at the time.
This is what OUT OF TROUBLE is all about, inexpensive ways to achieve a healthy self-esteem, and a calm mind. We’ll be publishing general interest articles, focused & actionable to-do posts, as well as links to resources such as clubs and societies.