NOW I KNOW
We are all here to live every situation we can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life. Murray Kibblewhite
CASE STUDY – WHY NOT LIVE IN A SELF SUFFICIENT COMMUNITY?
There is a story of a very wealthy man who is holidaying on an attractive island staying in an up-market resort by the beach. He talks with a local fisherman and suggests he increase the number of fishing boats and aim to set up his own fish processing factory which he could eventually sell at a large profit.
The disbelieving fisherman then asks, “What would I do then?” The wealthy businessman said, “Go and live the quiet life on a beautiful island!” The fisherman then replied, “Yes. That’s what I’m doing right now?”
So, why do so many people living on beautiful islands, like those in the Southern Pacific Ocean, want to move to the polluted expensive and stressful life in a city?
Maybe it is because they are attracted or conditioned, to want the many material items not available on their island?
In my opinion, moving to live in a city means accepting new and different values and concepts such as:-
- The material life is best;
- Accept the Duality System where everything is either good or bad, right or wrong, big or small and so on;
- Ownership and control of assets is paramount.
Interestingly, I understand there is an increase in numbers of people moving out from cities seeking smaller communities to gain less pollution, fewer crimes and greater community involvement
So, what if a person in a rural area or tropical island was to change their attitude from want to acceptance and perhaps develop their village into a self-sufficient modern Eco-Village such that they do not want or need to move to a city? Then they could become truly independent so as to enjoy life rather than strain to own or control material things?
So what is the learning here?
It could be said that since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century self-sufficient communities have died out as people were conditioned through education and employment conditions to change to working for others in large soulless factories giving up their independence and stress free life.
Now is the time to reclaim a different and better lifestyle by living in Self-Sufficient Modern Eco Communities.
All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?
How to use:-
1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.
2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.
3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.
Check out these links:-
To the blog: – https://projectlel.wordpress.com/
The Future of Living: Self-Sustaining Villages | James Ehrlich | TEDxKlagenfurt
EarthWise: Sustainable Communities
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