genegerue at ruralize.com
Sun Feb 24 11:07:37 EST 2008
>> Every human animal
>>> wants all they can get with as little labor as possible to get it.
> Every?? You? Me? Certainly not me. I could "get" a lot more
> things, have
> done it in the past, but have decided that more was distinctly
> The Nearings, for example, were wealthy but chose to live frugally
> and do a
> lot of hard manual labor. Long list could follow.
Ah, James. For you and all of us the getting is not just material
goods. It is time for our music and time for our families.
>>> Right now most of the world's people
>> want to emulate our lifestyle. It is a wave that cannot be held back.
> Just my point. When we North Americans and to a lesser extent Western
> Europeans could bamboozle the world out of its labor and resources
> for our own
> opulence and ease, the livestye was sustainable. Now that countless
> billions in
> the rest of the world want a crust of the pie, the very resources
> that supported
> our lifestly are being burned at both ends and the middle. The
> desire and
> notion of our lifestyle cannot be held back, but the reality of
> finite resources
> in an ever expanding ever upwardly mobile world population can. And
That seems to me indisputable.
There are certain unalterable truths. We animals and our food chain is
one. With our brains we have stretched many truths, but Nature bats
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