My web presencesManifestoOn my role in societyOn my motivesOn helping othersOn religionOn SustainabilityOn Personal Growth and Continuous LearningOn The Importance of CommunityOn the Power of TechnologyOn the Love for TravelAbout my nameMy first name Phil - and what it has to do with horses Origin: Greek - Meaning: horse loverHorse can have different meaningsMy last name: Wornath - Hungarian?Coincidence?Life goals: Philosophy & Philantropy PhilosophyPhilanthropyLove for Learning (Philomath)Friendship (Philia)Love for Wisdom (Philosophy)Love for Humanity (Philanthropy)Love for Nature (Phytophilous)Love for Truth (Philalethia)
Welcome to my manifesto, a collection of my thoughts, beliefs, and values that shape my understanding of the world and my place in it.
In these pages, you'll find my perspective on a range of topics, from the nature of reality and the human experience, to the role of technology in society, to the importance of sustainability and social justice. These ideas are not set in stone, but rather are meant to be a starting point for dialogue and exploration.
I believe that the world is a complex and multifaceted place, and that there are many different ways to approach and understand it. I also believe that by coming together and sharing our perspectives, we can gain a deeper understanding of the world and our place in it, and work together to create a better future for all.
I hope that by reading this manifesto, you'll gain a sense of who I am and what I believe, and that you'll be inspired to engage in your own philosophical exploration and activism. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world and work towards a more just and sustainable future.
As a UX designer, I am committed to creating user experiences that are intuitive, functional, and accessible, and that reflect my values of sustainability and social responsibility. I believe that design has the power to shape the way we live and interact with the world, and I strive to use my skills to create products and services that enhance people's lives in meaningful ways.
I am driven by a sense of curiosity and a desire to understand the world, and I believe that by engaging in philosophical exploration and activism, we can create a better future for all. I hope to inspire others to join me in this journey, and to work together to create a more just and sustainable world.
I also believe in the importance of philanthropy, or the act of using my time, resources, and skills to help others. I am committed to using my talents and abilities to make a positive impact on the world and to work towards social justice and equality.
I believe in the power of reason and evidence to guide our understanding of the world, and I reject the belief in any deity or supernatural force. I believe that human beings are capable of creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, and that it is our responsibility to do so in a way that is ethical and compassionate.
Building a sustainable future is one of the core aspects of my life's work. I believe we must take urgent and deliberate actions to counteract the effects of climate change and environmental degradation. Sustainability isn't just about protecting the natural environment; it's also about creating economic systems that are fair, equitable, and designed to last.
As a UX designer, I actively incorporate principles of sustainability in my work. Whether it's advocating for energy-efficient design practices or championing projects with an environmental cause, I'm committed to making a difference where I can.
I believe that personal growth is a lifelong process. The quest for knowledge, wisdom, and self-improvement should never end. With each new piece of information, each new experience, we change and evolve, becoming better versions of ourselves.
As an advocate for continuous learning, I strive to keep myself informed and updated in all aspects of life, not only in my field of work. I am an avid reader, a curious observer, and a passionate learner, always ready to explore new ideas and perspectives.
Community is integral to our human experience. We are not isolated entities, but part of a wider network of relationships that shape our lives and our world. I believe that by fostering a strong sense of community, we can help to support one another, learn from one another, and work together towards shared goals.
I see the power of community in action in both my personal and professional life. As a UX designer, I understand the importance of designing with the community in mind, and of involving users in the design process. In my personal life, I am committed to being an active member of my community, participating in local initiatives and lending my support to causes that matter.
Technology, when used responsibly, can be a powerful tool for positive change. I am excited by the possibilities that technology offers and the ways in which it can enhance our lives and our society. But I also believe that we must be mindful of its potential risks and strive to use it in a way that respects our values, our environment, and our humanity.
In my work as a UX designer, I strive to create technological solutions that are ethical, sustainable, and human-centred. I am passionate about harnessing the power of technology to create meaningful experiences and to solve real-world problems.
Travel, to me, is not just about seeing new places. It's about immersing myself in different cultures, experiencing new perspectives, and gaining a deeper understanding of the world. Travel opens the mind to new possibilities and fuels my creativity, allowing me to bring fresh ideas to my work.
Whether it's exploring ancient ruins, tasting new cuisines, or simply wandering through the streets of a bustling city, I treasure these experiences and the ways in which they enrich my
The discovery on what my name means to me took me 27 years
Phil is a gender-neutral name, Greek in origin, and likened to those with love for free spirits. A short form of Philip—derived from the Ancient Greek Phílippos—Phil shares a claim to its components philos, meaning "love," and hippos, meaning "horses."
Horse Lover? - not so much. They emit odour, manure and make noise - pretty many analogies to cars and the same reasons I am critical towards private car ownership and car-dependant places .
However, things get more interesting talking about the bicycle, which “became known as the Pedestrian Accelerator and was nicknamed Hobby Horse (Street 1998).”
For a long time, I didn't know what my last name, "Wornath," was about. I had always been curious about its origin and meaning, but no one in my family seemed to know much about it.
It wasn't until recently that I stumbled upon the possibility that "Wornath" might have a connection to the Hungarian word "vonat," which means "train." This revelation was both surprising and exciting, as it provided a new perspective on my last name and gave me a sense of connection to my cultural heritage.
I was struck by the idea that "Wornath" might be derived from the Hungarian word for "train," and I couldn't help but wonder how this connection might have come about. Was "Wornath" a Germanized or Anglicized version of "vonat," or was it something else entirely? I knew that without more information, it would be difficult to say for certain.
What I can tell for certain: I always liked trains.
It's a strange coincidence that my first name means "bicycle lover," and my last name, "Wornath," has a possible connection to the Hungarian word "vonat," which means "train." And yet, somehow, this coincidence has come to define my career path in a meaningful way.
As it turns out, my curiosity about bikes and trains led me to a career in a position for a train company, where I now work on projects related to bike-train intermodality.
It's yet another strange coincidence though that I have only learned about this coincidence when I was already working in this position. I'm grateful however for the opportunity to pursue my passions and make a positive impact through my work.
It's a reminder that sometimes the things we love and the things we do can be deeply interconnected, and that by following our passions, we can create a fulfilling and meaningful life.
I am a firm believer in the importance of philosophy as a discipline that guides our thoughts, actions, and our understanding of the world. Philosophy, to me, is not an abstract, academic pursuit. It is a way of living, a constant dialogue with oneself and with others about the nature of reality, ethics, knowledge, and existence.
One of my life goals is to engage in philosophical inquiry on a regular basis and encourage others to do the same. I believe that by fostering a culture of critical thinking, introspection, and open discussion, we can collectively make better decisions, develop deeper connections, and foster a more just society.
I see philanthropy as more than just giving money to charitable causes. Philanthropy, in its truest sense, involves contributing one's time, talents, and resources to improve the lives of others and make a positive impact on the world. This philosophy aligns with my belief in social responsibility and my commitment to working towards a more equitable society.
While I strive to contribute financially to causes I believe in, I also focus on using my professional skills as a UX designer to make a difference. Whether it's helping a non-profit organization improve their website, or designing a user-friendly app to support a social cause, I aim to use my expertise in a way that furthers social good.
Furthermore, I'm committed to the concept of 'effective altruism' — a philosophy and social movement that uses evidence and reasoning to determine the most effective ways to benefit others. This approach to philanthropy ensures that my efforts are directed in a way that can make the greatest possible impact.
In the long term, I envision creating a foundation or an initiative focused on promoting sustainable design and social innovation. Through this venture, I hope to amplify the power of design as a tool for social change and contribute to building a better future.
"Curiosity, to me, is an irreplaceable virtue. As a Philomath, a lover of learning, I am continually propelled by the desire to learn, to evolve, to improve. It is not simply about the acquisition of knowledge, but the process of learning itself that fuels my passion. With each newfound understanding, with each skill mastered, I aim to not only enhance my personal and professional development but to contribute to the world around me."
"Rooted in the essence of my name, Philia, the Ancient Greek interpretation for deep friendship, forms a cornerstone of my being. I cherish the bonds I form, the relationships I nurture, and the mutual growth that friendship fosters. As an advocate of camaraderie, I strive to promote an environment of trust, empathy, and mutual respect in every aspect of my life."
"My passion for wisdom, an inherent part of my philosophy, is not simply an academic pursuit. Rather, it forms an intrinsic part of my life's tapestry, a continuous dialogue with myself and the world around me. I relish the joy of intellectual exploration, the profound satisfaction derived from understanding the world, its complexities, and its paradoxes. I continually seek wisdom, for it is the compass that guides my actions, my decisions, and my life's path."
"As a Philanthropist, my love for humanity drives my efforts. I believe in leveraging my resources, time, and skills to make a difference in the world. But beyond mere giving, philanthropy, to me, is about empowering, uplifting, and effecting change. It's about embodying compassion and striving to foster a world where equity, justice, and dignity are not privileges, but universal rights."
"As a Phytophilous, my love for nature is a profound part of who I am. I see beauty, resilience, and wisdom in the natural world. It inspires me to champion sustainability, to advocate for our planet, to be a voice for the voiceless. My love for nature is not passive; it's an active commitment, a pledge to protect, nurture, and respect our shared home."
"Being a Philalethian, I am driven by a deep love for truth. Authenticity, honesty, and transparency form the foundation of my personal and professional life. In a world of uncertainty, I strive to be a beacon of truth, providing reliable, accurate, and honest input in all my interactions. I firmly believe that truth, while sometimes uncomfortable, is the cornerstone of progress, understanding, and trust."
This manifesto reflects my deepest beliefs, my most cherished principles. It is not merely a declaration of intent but a compass that guides my actions, decisions, and pursuits. As I continue on my journey, I hope to inspire others, ignite a passion for learning, and contribute positively to our shared world. Together, we can build a future of wisdom, respect, truth, and love.