What is the meaning of life? How should we live? How can I be good? What happens when we die?
The Big Questions is a brand new series of publications in which we aim to offer humanist perspectives on how to lead confident, happier, and more fulfilled lives in this, the one life we have. This series will explore some of the fundamental questions in our lives: questions about life, death, morality, meaning, and happiness — and will hopefully help you along the way to living a good life.
Humanists are people who seek to shape their own lives in the here and now, because we believe it’s the only life we have, and we use evidence and logic to make sense of how to live. That’s why these publications will contain clear, practical guidance on how to build these humanist perspectives into your own life.
Each publication, written by a different guest author, will also delve a little deeper into humanist thought and provide some guidance on further reading to give you a rounded understanding of the ideas underpinning these big questions.
Each publication is available to download for free for you to keep.
This first publication pulls together some of the topics that we will explore in more detail later in the series. It touches on the questions of what it means to think well, how to find life’s meaning, being good, and finally how to think about death. This is the perfect place to start for a clear, practical introduction into the humanist’s vision of the good life.
About the author
Richard Docwra is a writer, coach, and consultant who has written extensively on a variety of topics related to culture, politics, and the art of living. He is especially passionate about helping others to lead a happier, more fulfilled life and has written an array of publications on the topic.
Richard is the author of ‘Modern life – as good as it gets?’ published by Green Books in 2008, and his articles have appeared in a wide range of magazines and websites.
He is the founder and director of the social change agency ChangeStar, as well as the not-for-profit organisation Life Squared.