Real Sustainability

Ran across this quote today…

Michael Z. Williamson:

You live in a city. You don’t know how to change a tire or oil. You don’t know how to build a fire. You can’t communicate without a cell phone. You can’t fix your plumbing. You can’t set up your own wifi. You’re untrained in basic economics, chemistry, physics and history. You can’t prepare food without packages, and aren’t even aware that food has to be processed from root or bone before that. You only know and get paid for one very specialized task.

Yet you call me a “hick.”

I am constantly at odds with my co-workers regarding this. Discussing hunting, primitive skills, firearms, or self reliance in general within my work circles generally results in cynicism and derision.




One thought on “Real Sustainability

  1. Good quote. I do think it’s important to keep one’s sense of humour, and not take oneself too seriously. If people find your ways funny (as people find mine), just be prepared to laugh. I run a community garden in central London. Some of the kids who live in that street have never even seen the countryside and look at the garden like it’s a freak show. I leave them to it. I have work to do. Humour is the greatest of all survival tools, and it weighs nothing. 🙂

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