It all started back in the early '90s. It was a time of constant change after decades of communism. Life was tough, the inflation kept growing, many industries would fall, and wherever you would look, people seemed hopeless. Their lives were truly unhappy, and I was right there in the middle of everything, trying to create my own path.
Almost 30 years of observations related to the impact of our daily decisions on overall well-being lead me to the same conclusion: that the quality of our lives depends on the level of knowledge we have.
Yes, we faced great economic growth in the past decades, there's no doubt about it, but the quality of people's lives hasn't grown accordingly. And even though technology has come to improve our lives, our daily decisions are not better, our lives are not happier, our relations are not healthier, our overall well-being isn't better, and our society is far from where it could be.
This should remind us that the progress of science and technology can't stop us from harming ourselves, that's why is crucial to continue to cultivate scientific knowledge and independent thinking, and to embrace it in our daily lives. It’s the only way to improve our society, to improve people's lives, and to leave a better world for future generations.
Loredana Elena Egri