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Originally posted by Sri Oracle
Originally posted by the titor experience
the people around me who i am closest to have sat up and taken notice, and all of a sudden are assessing their own lives as well and making changes.
Dont complain about the need for change - BE the change.
God bless, plant seeds, sing songs
Originally posted by kickoutthejams
It's really not necessary to make such drastic changes, simply repositioning yourself situationally for example into more a traditional community and non-metro can work wonders of itself.
There doesn't have to be a radical shift towards denial, nobody is saying give up work, change the type of work maybe, refocus on the important things like family and doing good for those around you rather than naked ambition.
And in your own time learn a little of what you may need to know if stuff happened. Simply taking the kids camping and teaching them outdoorsman skills rather than going to disneyworld for example. It's about self reliance not becoming a stone age hermit.
Originally posted by j stuff
You cant really escape society because many of the supplies you would need are drawn from this society in the first place. Clothes supplies etc.
Also your kids would HATE you for taking everything away like TV and GAMES snacks etc.
Im sure many people would soon grow tired of this ideal place as well.
We have to face it that in our times this is what were doing this is where we are. Its one thing to be born into and grow up into a world like you all are talking about but picking up and going is completly different
Originally posted by ninthaxis
One thing to consider is the decision making process of the "colony." i Am guessing a democratic rule would be in order. Each person has one vote, after debate of whatever topic is at hand, that vote is cast and the majority decision goes. Is there other ways to make group decisions that would be more effective?
Originally posted by russ1969
I agree that society is bad. And i would love to just pack up and leave it behind.
But the fact is, there is no place for people like us to go. and if there was, lets just say we all started a new way of living, it would be nice for awhile but then things would slowly go back to the way it is now.
the only solution is to try to live in the society we have now, but to try to change it into a better place. remember, when u live in a democracy power is in numbers.
it only takes one voice to start a chain re-action.so come on people lets get the ball rolling.if you want something changed start a petition than get the voters to vote on change. it does work you just have to go out and promote your ideas.
Originally posted by Diseria
Houses on the ocean would be great, except a) only the rich can build and maintain them, and)
b) pirates still exist. (Nevermind that I, for one, am not a water creature.
The only problem that I see -- where would people get their drinking water? If you've quit society, then you can't very well return to the markets for water,
if the idea is self-sufficiency. And if you manage to desalinize the water, then why not just live on shore?