What is Povism?
Povism is an exciting, comprehensive worldview and a practical philosophy of life concerned with attaining the highest level of well-being, thriving, and flourishing of humans, based on kindness to oneself and to others. It contains concepts and methods designed to promote the positive development of all aspects of human life – the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual.
Povism is intended to play a defining role in people’s lives and to address issues which may be of ultimate concern to them. It is continuously developing as the product of many minds, and is open to contribution from anyone who sees reality in similar ways.
What is well-being?
A high level of well-being and flourishing includes several dimensions. Read more…
The name “Povism” is derived from the English expression “positive values” as well as the Latin expression “positivum vita” meaning “positive life”. However, this name may change, since a term that precisely captures the extensive entirety of the Povism worldview is hard to find, and a better name may be found in the future.
In order to improve the world – the individuals and societies in this world, to make progress towards the vision of the ideal world, people need to learn about positive principles and values and how to actually implement them in their daily lives. In this website you can read about these principles and values, and a free online course is being developed, which will help you learn about these topics, and will also explain exactly how you can form your own study group to help you with this process.
Why read this website?
You might have pondered at various points in your life about questions such as: What do I believe? What is my worldview? What are my values? What is my purpose in life? How can I help make this world a better place? Also, like everyone, you are probably facing challenges like stress, difficulties in relationships, procrastination, career choice, and others, and you’re trying to figure out how to deal with them. If so, you will find the views expressed below interesting and relevant for you.
You might not agree with everything written here, but that’s ok – the point is to stir up a fruitful discussion to which you are invited to contribute. The goal is also to find more people who think roughly along these lines, and to figure out together how to build a community of people who help each other implement these principles in their daily lives. And then how to spread this worldview to more people.
More about why this website was created can be found here.
- Relation to self
- Relation to others
- Truth and knowledge
- The big picture
- Community and organization
This website is far from being complete, and it can be said with humility, that it may have inaccuracies or errors, and certainly a lot of important omissions. Pointing these out via feedback would be much appreciated.
Povism is continuously developing. It is the product of many minds and is open to contribution from anyone who sees the world in similar ways. If you find that you are in agreement with most of what is written one this website, you are kindly invited to take part in the creative process of writing it – by asking clarification questions, providing suggestions and comments on content and style, proposing additions, etc., by adding comments inside this website, or sending us a message.