– Respect for nature is one of the most important aspects of life. Without it we are little better than a virus feeding off the host. In an era of mass consumerism and plastic culture, it’s important to maintain our own common sense and decency.
– Although we may feel hopeless sometimes, it just isn’t the case. There is always something that can be done in any situation. We sometimes feel that external forces are too powerful for us to deal with, but this is an illusion. Infinite possibility lies in all of us collectively waiting to burst forth at any moment.
– Ultimately, people are drawn to simplicity. We are simple creatures really, with base needs, desires, hopes, and fears. Simplicity is good in most situations and areas of life , so strive for it.
– Be creative; visualize positive outcomes and let your imagination be free and unhindered.
– Recognize that natural resources are not an entitlement, but the fragile life force that sustains us. Therefore, lessen your impact upon your environment.
– Read and learn whenever you can.
– Explore alternative media such as talk radio e.g. CoasttoCoastAM or local publications. Many times they are superior to mainstream media sources.
– Support local endeavours whenever possible in an effort to strengthen your community.
– Get to know your neighbours; it’s likely that in the future we may be forced to anyways whether we like it or not.
– Develop multiple lines of work in order to diversify your options and security.
– Remain humble in the face of all of your achievements.
– Never judge anyone. It’s been said that we are all doing the best we can with the knowledge we accept as true.
– Realize the power of your consumer dollars. By buying a local product or a more sustainable product you’re promoting change.
– Always be prepared to change and adapt.
– Expect the best and prepare for the worst.
– Keep an open mind.
– Live life from the heart, within reason.
– Be as self-sufficient as possible.
– Turn off the TV….or just watch less.