Curating Content To Support Learning About Humanity's Transition

Why we need support

Developing, maintaining and enhancing this site is a single-person (me, Alex Goodall), revenue-consuming (hosting, multiple recurring software services), valuable (see our Mission Statement below) activity. There’s a lot more to do.

Can’t spare a dime? No problemo…

STEP 1: Subscribe to our mailing list! This really does help.


STEP 2: Follow us, Like us, Share Us! 

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Payments will be to “Oxford & Boston”, the trading name used by Alex Goodall.

Benefits to donaters and subscribers…

  • A warm inner glow of satisfaction.
  • Bragging rights, should you choose to publicise your support.
  • The inner contentment that comes when your actions and principles are congruent: your contribution supports your egalitarian principles, allowing all features on the site to be available to everyone, irrespective of their ability to pay.

What I’m trying to say, in as positive a way as I can, is that you don’t get anything extra from the site by donating/contributing. All the benefits are internal.

Got some spare discretionary dollars? Perfectissimo!

Each button allows you to make either a once-off or a recurring donation for the amount specified.

Benefits to donaters and subscribers…

  • A warm inner glow of satisfaction.
  • Bragging rights, should you choose to publicise your support.
  • The inner contentment that comes when your actions and principles are congruent: your contribution supports your egalitarian principles, allowing all features on the site to be available to everyone, irrespective of their ability to pay.

What I’m trying to say, in as positive a way as I can, is that you don’t get anything extra from the site by donating/contributing. All the benefits are internal.

Mission Statement

We must have a mission statement.

Partly because it helps explain what we are about. But also, importantly, because the idea of “mission statements” is anathema to a very wise and intuitive close friend of mine, and I know she’ll smile and grimace when she sees this. But she will be far too considerate to even contemplate chastising me. (I do get it, though: Mission Statements are often vacuous or pompous corporate-speak. Often both. Even in our case, it’s going to be hard to eliminate all pomposity, I’m afraid.)

So here it is:

Our mission is to help people develop an informed perspective on the multiple, inter-related risks to Human Civilization; and, in that context, to find sources of information, analysis and support that will help inform their future actions and decisions.

In other words, to help people find their unique role in Humanity’s Transition.

We do this primarily by curating content published by others.

That’s how I see it at the moment: but it may evolve.

Finding your Unique Role

I’ve mentioned “unique role” in the video on the home page and in the Mission Statement.

It’s a problematical idea. I know from personal experience that it’s very easy to get into a right old tizz about it. For one thing, it’s far too easy for the old mindset of overt ‘success’ and ‘achievement’ to creep in unnoticed. I wrote this blog post to try and help with this.

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