Hi, Welcome to For F*ture’s Sake! Apologies for the delay in sending this week’s brief edition.
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“To grow or make some things for myself; what fun, what exhilaration, what liberation from any feelings of utter dependence on organisations!”
We can do things for ourselves or we can pay others to do them for us.
Over the last hundred years, there’s been an enormous shift away from self-reliance toward dependency. We’ve become utterly dependent on vastly complex systems, that few fully understand, and leave us vulnerable to sudden change.
But what if there’s a breakdown? What if existing systems can’t provide us with all we need?
In a climate crisis, now seems as good a time as any to reconsider the insanity of scale in our 'optimised' economies.
So much infrastructure, energy and resources, so we can eat strawberries in December!
Take care - S