A Vision for Going Back to the Basics
We see a world where people have gone back to the basics; where, from our earliest childhood, we are taught how to grow a garden, build a simple house, fix a vehicle, forage for indigenous foods and medicines, keep basic health and hygiene standards, put things back where we got them, plant a fruit tree, build a fire, swim, sew, communicate, cook a meal, work a computer, think positively, read, write, do basic math, be responsible for ourselves, and more.
We envision a world where people know their neighbors, make themselves more available, and enjoy gathering in local communities – for, indeed, all of the massive, cumbersome, centralized political and financial institutions have gone away because people no longer wanted to be governed by someone they didn’t know, by someone who had self-serving motives, or by someone who didn’t really care about them.
As a result, people have set up local currencies, local co-ops, and they resolve all their differences at the local level with the help of elders who are respected and chosen for their wisdom and compassion.
Likewise, we see people more tuned in and responsible for their own health than in the past when they used to rely on others to tell them what was going on with their body. In fact, we see people everywhere having taken a stand on behalf of their own well-being. No longer are we dumbed down or undiscerning. Now we are all more awake and aware, and we have chosen, courageously, to withhold our agreement, our allegiance, our obedience, and our support from anyone who would act uncaringly or unlovingly toward us or our fellow travelers. Instead, now that we have all the skills we learned in childhood at our beck and call, we have gone back to basics, focused our attention back at the community level, and begun to take full responsibility for all that goes on in our lives.
“I’d rather be a ‘could-be’ if I cannot be an ‘are;’ because a ‘could-be’ is ‘a maybe’ who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a ‘has-been’ than a ‘might-have-been,’ by far; for a ‘might-have-been’ has never been, but a ‘has’ was once an ‘are.'”
Comedian, Milton Berle
Your action for today is to get busy doing something that will prevent you from becoming a “might-have-been.”