Waking Up

| 2/11/2014 4:47:00 PM

Tags: Self Sufficiency, Ideals, Homestead, Allegory, Plato, Reality, Realities, Lindsay,

LindsayJack Spirko, of The Survival Podcast, calls it being switched on.

Paul Wheaton, of Permies.com, calls it having your brain infected.

Plato calls it an Ascent to Higher Intelligence.

I call it waking up to the dream of self-sufficiency.

Teaching Moment

I am a philosopher. I love wisdom and knowledge and reason. Above all I love truth. I don't care how much it hurts, honesty always hurts less than dishonesty. Truth always hurts less than untruths. Before I met my husband, I wanted certain things out of life. After he entered my life, some of those wants changed. I want to point out that I am still me. I still want things like motherhood and a home that is a refuge from the world. I still want to be an artist, to take photographs, and to be out in nature. I loved and dreamed about all of these things, since before I can remember. I still do, but things have changed. I am waking up.

2/16/2014 9:48:27 AM

Lindsay, your description of the world was presented in a very interesting way. On the down hill side of life I have been a part of the technology that changed our way of life. Although I still like technology, it has become in some cases a plague to our society and not the helpful thing we intended it to be. I am far from being a philosopher but instead I have acquired a bit of wisdom from the journey through life. Some parts of the journey have been joyous and other parts have been painful but it all was a learning process. Learning doesn't just happen in the education years. My personal belief is that learning should happen every day of a person's life. ***** Have a great waking up day.

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