I’ve been doing a lot of reading of the news and of the comments about it. AMAAAZING!!!! I think it is time to address real life as we live it today.
To start with — what is green heart living. A kind of or a part of the ‘save the earth movement’? Actually it is so much more. It is so much more that warm fuzzy feeling that we are doing some good thing. When you successfully garden you have to start with the soil. This is true of every aspect of life and living. The soil of our lives is the very basic strengths and character of humanity. It is the structure of mankind.
Hey, grandma, grandpa (guilty as charged). I’m a little tired of hearing that the young people are helpless, useless and never have things been worse than they are right now. Part that thinking is true, people are helpless, and sorry, grandma and grandpa, this includes you — me too. While some people delude themselves that it is a noble thing to pay homage to that condition to that helplessness and surrender to it as if it is a badge of wisdom. But there are some who are beginning to feel an awakening. Much of this awakening is happening among the young.
Times are worse now that they have ever been? Not so. Look at history. Young people, oldsters, all us need to look at the lessons of the past. Time and again since the beginning of time, when a civilization becomes so big, so cumbersome and complex and so much controlled by a few people of power, it collapses in on itself. The people who have become dependant on it for survival have died like a nursing baby without a mother. But among those people left to flounder on their own there have always been some stalwart, independant thinkers, who won’t die. They look around for what they can work with and build a new life. Among those survivors you won’t find the mindless stone throwers, the whinners and whimpers or those who waste time and energy looking for someone to blame.
Can I be a survivor? I don’t know. I’m a wimp both physically and mentally. In spite of the fact I pride myself that I face facts head on, it has been so much easier to ignore the difficult or harsh until forced to face it. To my credit, once forced to look those thing in the eye the fight comes into me and I stand up and charge.
Well, good people, I feel the charge mode coursing through my veins. Do I rush forward mindlessly? I surely hope not. Also, to my credit, I would rather take inventory, survey the damage and make a plan (quickly) that will be most effective. Survival or recovery is most fruitful when working in tandem with others of like understanding.
So, do we all grab our pitch forks and with screaming and anger, storm the castle? Not no, HELL, NO. You take the daggon pitch forks and start digging in the earth to grow the food needed for your survival. You take the hammers and starting building a new world. You quit looking to those who would lead you like hypnotized unreasoning lemmings to the edge of the cliff. You take the neccessary action to save you and yours. And do it as a team.
I would love to hear some contructive ideas from people who would rather do something than complain.
How do we survive without electricity? What do you think would happen to people in major cities if that were to happen for an extended period of time. It has happened. People suffered health problems, people died. What would happen if that were permanent. Are there steps we can take. Remember, with no electricity you can’t get gasoline to escape, there is no power to pump water from the source, how do you cook, heat/cool, clean, work? How do food and other necessities get to you? Once the pantry is empty where do you go and how?
Even in the country, how do you pump the water from your well, how do you get to a food source? How do you heat your home? Do you know how to grow your food. I’m not talking about a hobby kitchen garden. Can you feed your family and yourself without an outside supply? What do you own that will help you and what will be a millstone around your neck?
It’s time to THINK, and prepare. What can you lose if you don’t need to put those plans into action. You would lose only your dependancy on powers other than yourself. You would lose your sense of helplessness. Am I over reacting. Maybe. But what could you lose.
Strengthen yourself physically. Improve your health. Learn all you can. Stock up. While your at it, trim down your fat way of life. Go back to what is really important.
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