My Mission Statement

After much consideration I have penned my mission in life. Here it is. My basis.

“I don’t want much from life. Just the basics. A simple shelter. Good, healthy food. Books. And time to think. Perhaps a little red wine.”


An insecure childhood cause for my desirable world?

My childhood was rocky. My mother insisted on moving us around as she attempted to pursue relationships with various men. Never did we stay in a house for longer than a couple of years. Likewise, never did I stay at a school for longer than 3 or 4 years. Perhaps this is why I am yearning to own my own place. And perhaps this is also why I am yearning for a life where I don’t have to spend most of my time away from home, as is the case when one commutes to a place of work.

Dear Readers

Dear Readers,

I see there are a few of you now. Some of you I have spoken to. Some of you I haven’t. To my readers that have yet to send a comment, please do so, I would love to hear from you. Share with me your story. Share with me why you liked a post or stayed around long enough to read one. Write a comment here, or against another post, or send me an email at pavelbentham [at] gmail [dotcom] (obviously change the stuff in the square brackets to the appropriate characters).


Pav B.

Welcome to A Desirable World

Hi. My name is Pavel Bentham. Welcome to my blog. The purpose of this blog is for me to share my world-views. High on the agenda are things like philisophy of work, simple living, homesteading and the pursuit of happiness. I live in Australia so will speak from an Australian persective – refreshing, I think, amongst the sea of similar American blogs.

I have chosen to write behind a cloak of anonymity. Not in any sense of trying to proclude myself of responsibility – I don’t intend to get up to no good. Rather, to keep my two worlds apart. One world is the one I live in – where I interact with matter, hold relationships, work for money, and suffer from depression and a lack of fulfilment. The other is the one I strive to live in. The world I intend to create for myself. A world in which I act more purposefully, hold positive relationships and live deliberately rather than just plod along, worrying about silly things.

Unfortunately, I feel that talk about this desirable world could compromise my current world. Some of the things I will be talking about here will be critical of my employer, my relationships, my lifestyle and the system in which these exist. I’m not prepared right now to have these thoughts attached to my real name. I’m too fragile for that right now.

So, for now, I, Pavel Bentham, warmly welcome you to this, my chronical, diary, manifesto; desirable world.