posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 08:25 PM
it's a bit akin to the concept of "preparedness" and "survival" IMO. We have become minimalists..... enjoying most every moment, but living
very simply. We have prepared in ways that are meaningful to us, for certain contingencies. It's not cost us much, as we've been chipping away
at it for more than 13 years. In regard to learning skills, we've been chipping away at it since birth (or at least I have -- my Bride was a late
convert, but a quick learner.)
You prepare, but not let it consume your life, not let it impair you sense of beauty, your love, your wonder.