Why Try Life?
The main purpose of We Try Life is to support our readers to navigate the world. You would think that this is what school is for, but sadly no.
The current UK education system views “success” as achieving certain grades, or gaining certain qualifications. Anything that cannot be measured, graded, or scored as right or wrong is not seen as a priority, or even worth mentioning.
This “lather, rinse, repeat” process of education (get GCSEs to proceed to A Levels, get A Levels to proceed to Higher Education, get a Degree to get a “good job”) does have its merits, but how beneficial is it for the majority of us who want to succeed in areas outside of paid employment?
Studies suggest that within a 50 year working life, 35% of your waking hours will be spent on paid employment. As someone who has just started this 50 year stretch this is pretty awful news, but the silver lining is that even though 35% seems like a lot, it is not the majority of your time.
So what do you do with the other 65%? Life is about more than academic achievement, and paid employment.
We Try Life aims to provide information, guidance, and practical tools, to empower you to make the most of 100% of your time both inside and outside of your career path. We hope we can help you find a job that is more than a pay cheque to you; understand how to take care of your physical, mental and sexual health and navigate the world of adulthood like a boss.
The pieces we write are based upon a mixture of objective research and subjective life experience. We cover a range of topics; including those with some readers may find “unsavoury”, but this is done with the intention to educate, enlighten, and expand horizons. We are not idealistic, and won’t shy away from difficult subjects as we believe it is the difficult conversations that are often the ones we can gain the most from.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, then read on. If it doesn’t, then read on anyway – what’s the worst that could happen?
After all, we’re all just trying this crazy little thing called life.