For me, connecting personally, playfully, and meaningfully is what makes life worth living, and was a major contributor to the formation of my science-art-education studio TechnoFrolics.
I believe the world is in great need of play, connection, and community. As but one example, the level of addiction (at least in the USA) has reached epic proportions, is growing at an alarming rate, and, as the author Johann Hari notes, “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite of addiction is connection.”
As a secular humanist, below I offer some thoughts and reflections that (on a good day anyway...) function as my guiding principles. Perhaps you will find some of them resonate with you as well.