Welcome to my digital home, where I try to create a small overall overview of projects, thoughts and initiatives. Basically, I see life as an opportunity to create as much difference and relevance as possible, in a world as in my view, too often creates discouragement, failure, irrationality and is shaped by our very basic tendency to desire.
Jeg har stiftet og drevet Fundamentet i Aarhus i knap 5 år, før jeg startede Center For Social Nytænkning hvor jeg er direktør i dag og sideløbende laver mange projekter og initiativer.
More than anything else, I see myself as a "student" of Socrates. Most of my human and life views as well as work have roots in his thinking, and besides, the stoic philosophy fills me a lot. I like to share thoughts, experiences and solutions, which is what I live on - just call.
I have since started and developed the multiple price-winning organisation "The Foundation" where I was a leader for 4-5 years, before from January 1, 2018 I chose to pass the torch on and start the Center for Social Innovation. In addition, I have been a member of Udsatterådet, published a couple of books, sat on a number of boards and made various forms of social work as a volunteer visiting friend at nursing homes, various collections, and then I am a watch teacher and mentor at a high school next door. In addition, I have a large number of projects behind me and a few companies. The Foundation hvor jeg har var leder i 4-5 år, før jeg fra 01. januar 2018 valgte at give faklen videre og opstarte Centre For Social Rethinkning. In addition, I have been a member of "The Council for Social Vulnerable" , published a couple of books, sat on a number of boards and made various forms of social work as a volunteer visiting-friend at nursing homes, done various cause-fundraisings, and then I am a guardteacher and mentor at a folk youth high school next door to where i live. In addition, I have a large number of projects behind me and a few companies.
THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES
My life's greatest experiences are walking 800 km on the Camino, to live deep in the rainforest of Nicaragua (in connection with half a year of project hiring at the organisation "Forests of the World") my journey around the west bank of Palestine, being in lineup for the municipal elections in 2013 with the rekordbreaking 2.284 personal votes as a non-party candidate, and the opening of the Foundation, and CFSN.
In philosophy, I believe that you can find enormous amounts of useful and important knowledge, as long as it is philosophy that can be of use in the real world. Among my favorites are Marcus Aurelius and Socrates. If you mix the philosophy of these two minds, then you have what I see as the recipem foran approach to life and a mindset we should use in our lives; Socrates speaks of the goodness (Areté) as the most attainable, and Marcus Aurelius speaks of the stoic approach to life, and not to seek revenge, covetousness, and selfish fulfillment, but to look as part of something greater. Thinking the whole first.
VALUES AND PURPOSE
Thus, I see my most important task as to assist those who has the least, trying to rethink the social efforts to many's joy and to gather people across political disagreements about something that is beneficial to all of us. If we do not think empathically, long-term and humanly, then we lose our own humanity. For the same reason, the fight against racism, the fear of refugees and the supression in, for example, Palestine also has a big place in my heart.
In my mind, it is a myth that the world should be a beautiful place. It is exactly as it appears: full of covetousness, violence, climatic devastation, poverty, sorrow, loneliness, and basically unfair.
But in the midst of misery, we can spread light and joy - this is the only purpose life can have: doing good while you can and opportunity is given.
SPARETIME AND SOCIAL ENTREPENEURSHIP
Basically, I am an entrepreneur with a social focus. In my sparetime I box, play drums, write, read philosophy, creativity, history and try to keep myself as much informed on politics, society and news as possible.
Prior to all this I did a lot of cultural work in Aarhus and did, among other things. Denmark's first 360 degree record company. I have copy / pasted some text I found online that tells about the background of being where I am today:
Steffen Rasmussen is previously known for his work with Denmark's first 360-degree record company Strange Ears, as well as Vækstlagsrådgivningen, the magazine "The New Sort" and the planning of a number of major indoor festivals. In 2010, shortly after being nominated as the Year's Young Hope of IV Growth (as well as tuned to the Culture Night Prize), Steffen closed down for all projects and traveled on the Camino's pilgrimage in Spain where he walked 800 km alone.
A journey that led to new thoughts on social responsibility and sustainable change in one's work. Steffen then published the book "Cultural Entrepreneur - a story & a guide" and later became the campaign leader of the "Forests of the World" and restarted Nepenthes' historic rainforest campaign from the 80s, a campaign which in 2010 totaled almost 350,000 kroner for rainforest conservation in a few months. Steffen has since arranged Christmas Eve for lonely 3 times and became Aarhus 9th largest voter for the municipal elections in 2010. Then he chose to be homeless for 6 months and to terminate his work to have time and advice to start the organization "Foundation". An organization that under the sentence "Social change in sustainable community" is a new organization for socially vulnerable people who seek to rethink social work. The Living Man is a collection of the thoughts and reflections that work with culture, vulnerable and environment has created ”