The following perspectives are those that have brought about weHEARus' inception and shaped the development of this site.
First and foremost, our goal is to do good in this world by uplifting and enriching the lives of our family and loved ones, those in our communities, and the multitude of people with whom we share the planet. We all know that life can be difficult at times, but as the saying goes, "Evil abounds when good men do nothing.” We believe in treating each other with respect and understanding, which in turn betters our families, communities, and the world as a whole.
Sharing enriches not only our lives, but also the lives of those around us. This is not just the sharing of goods, but of ideas, time, and effort. We don't believe that people should be forced to share what they have earned for themselves, but we hope that when presented with an opportunity, people will share out of the spirit of generosity.
We believe in the open source model and freedom of information. We heavily use and promote free / open source software (F/OSS) to meet our programming and data processing requirements. Since we rely heavily on F/OSS and thus the Open Source community, we also believe in supporting and giving back to those projects. A list of the software that we use and support is located here.
We believe in supporting our local and global communities. We are all earthlings, and we believe this support is a critical function of all members of society. This site aims to help others bring a greater awareness to the variety of events, movements, and thinking that is taking place in our local and global communities.
We believe in personal responsibility for oneself and one’s community. The more aware we are of the things taking place around us, the better equipped we will be to make decisions in our lives.