[Homestead] Lifestyle appraisal
genegerue at ruralize.com
Mon Nov 17 10:29:37 EST 2008
On Nov 17, 2008, at 8:02 AM, Lynn Wigglesworth wrote:
>> It takes a 'different' sort of person to shrug-off society's
> of your lifestyle. Think about the Nearings...before they were
> famous, they
> were considered kooks and outcasts.
Scott Nearing did things to justify those labels even before he left
his scholastic and urban political life.
The majority of Americans view the homestead lifestyle as going
backwards, and those of us doing it as strange anomalies who cannot be
understood by modern logic. For the last thirty-two years, as I have
moved in and out of urban and rural life I have been amused by the
many urbanites who asked "why" and the many more who became speechless
or mumbled polite platitudes.
I see us as possessed of a modicum of nostalgia but mostly an
unusually large amount of common sense and strong belief in ourselves.
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