Welcome, I am Jonathan Martins, mostly known for being a wheelchair-bound paraplegic who sailed across the Pacific alone and for the passion of Philosophy whilst living modestly through conscious consumerism, out of the personal desire of leading a less ordinary life.
The essence of the quote above is what made me embark upon another sail journey, this time departing from England to go all the way to New Zealand, the farthest place on earth one can sail to, by sea. The value of this journey is not in the sailing itself but to bring light to Philosophy for children( P4C ), a world wide initiative, backed by UNESCO, to bring logic and argumentative reason to be taught in our conventional education.
After 10 years of sailing, and hundreds of days of absolute solitude in the open wild, the randomness of thoughts glancing at the immensity of the oceans makes one’s contemplation of the way we lead our lives inevitable.
In 2014, I realised that I could no longer live with myself, knowing so many aspects of human life surrounding me, unless I did something to bring light of these topics to the public.
The original idea was of inviting a few friends who were like minded, to make a documentary whilst sailing across the entire Pacific. It was the biggest failure of my life, not only financially but also philosophically. After coming to terms with my defeat, I realized that the reason why we do not lead our lives in a different manner, it is not due to lack of information, education or even utter ignorance. It is out of lack of interest. It is lack of desire of making conscious improvements to a lifestyle, if any sort of discomfort is incurred.
Today, the internet is plagued with a million ways to tackle any particular subject in the most conscious way. How could another documentary with very little unknown content be of any importance?