My name is Jason Sears, and I’m a peace seeker. So is Stephanie Sears, my partner and inspiration. I am a pacifist, a philanthropist, a humanist, and a vegan.
I created Justice for Life because I see an ancient path toward world peace, but I need help walking it every day. It’s a means to remember what’s most important, forget what should be left behind, and prove that sustainable peace is possible, and not far away.
Peace, or Profits?
This is a journey I started on my first day of college at Boise State University. One of my first classes was general business 101, and the professor started the class with this question: what is the purpose of a company?
The answer was as depressing as it was true: the legal purpose of a company is to increase shareholder wealth. No wonder all some companies care about is cutting costs and raising prices! I would later come to understand how supply and demand is inherently unfair, and masks the value of our resources. Even to this day, when I see the many injustices in our economy, I remember that it was structured to increase individual wealth, not share it.
But my journey gained passion and real purpose while I was working in after-school programs. There, we empowered kids with values, optimism, and opportunities to succeed. We showed that kids will shine when given a safe, supportive community; I believe we all do.
I consider myself a philanthropist and a humanitarian, largely because of the rewards of working with kids.
Science and Wisdom.
Justice For Life is also well grounded in science. An obsession with popular science books led me to an understanding of who we are as human animals, insulated from survival with technology. I especially loved anthropology, cognitive sciences, and sociology, which all contained themes of understanding our animal natures.
My experiences traveling have also informed this work. As a Peace Corps volunteer, I came to a new understanding of politics, and what it takes to make a difference. I taught and expanded my skills at team building. In Namibia I developed an appreciation for community, patience, and the importance of changing together.
I consider myself a pacifist and a vegan, largely because of the awareness I gained through scientific and world explorations.
Seattle, and Now.
Now that I’m in Seattle, it’s all come together. The stress of social change, the unfairness of classicism, and the problem of selfishness. It’s all right in my face. I also see the solutions, and the people and companies who have already made tremendous progress in bringing positive changes to local communities.
Most importantly, in Seattle I see the future in our Woke-era cities filled with people eager to find their place in the world and their contribution to the greater good.
All of my experiences have come together in Justice For Life, and I’m so excited to share it with you.
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