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Me - before and after watching 72 Bricks to Building A Better World

 
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If I ever win the lottery i'm cutting you a check as a donation.

Wow so that was in 2013 and i'm only watching it now ten years later, I wonder how much of my thinking would have been altered if i'd seen it then.  Why didn't I?  I don't know why doesn't anyone watch things of interest - too busy, title doesn't SEEM like it's the top priority, focused on something you think is more important.  It's like asking why didn't you buy a lottery ticket at the gas station tonight when the winning ticket was sold there - I had no idea the ticket would be there.

Sending this to several friends...


This makes me think of a new area of 'permaculture problems' and it's the human aspect rather than the physical living solutions.  How to navigate the world of knowledge - to sort the wheat from the chaff - to credibly find the things "you NEED to know" and regret not knowing sooner (i'm 10 years late to this party).

Some people are held back from applying "how they'd rather live" due to money or lack of land or lack of help (if you can't do it yourself) but even if I had all those things, and could impliment all these ideas, i'd still have human aspect permaculture problems.  Social structures, transferring knowledge, helping people realize or recognize where to find the most valuable resources, how to carry out research, etc etc.
 
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Have you read Building a Better World in Your Own Backyard?  It basically takes this presentation and puts it in a book form.   I bought 12 and handed them out to folks who I thought could read it.  It has opened a lot of folks up to a different way of thinking.  

So many great concepts.  And super simple - once people learn to get over themselves and open up to new thinking.

 
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It's an awesome presentation, isn't it? Rammed to the rafters with so much useful information and highly entertaining as well!

You're right, the ever-expanding world of 'knowledge' is sometimes hard to navigate - to find the worthwhile and relevant info that you might actually find valuable. But once you find something, it's great to share with others, who in turn will share with others still, and in time I think that grows into a more strongly rooted force

 
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S Rogers wrote:Have you read Building a Better World in Your Own Backyard?  It basically takes this presentation and puts it in a book form.   I bought 12 and handed them out to folks who I thought could read it.  It has opened a lot of folks up to a different way of thinking.  

So many great concepts.  And super simple - once people learn to get over themselves and open up to new thinking.



Not yet.  But as soon as I have my land I plan to buy practically everything - i'm sold, i'm convinced, on every dang thing practically.  Eye opening beyond belief.  I bow down and recognize greatness.  I agree with the idea that someone 1 circle beyond you is smart, and 2 a genius, and 3 crazy - except I can recognize the kind of crazy that I secretly want to be like.  I'm willing to just jump right to level 10 insofar as i'm able to impliment it in the future - I don't have much emotional resistance to future shock or culture shock, I just want to opt in to solutions and when I find something that makes me a convert i'm all in.  My only frustration is that I may not be able to 'do' level 10 even if I can think at, talk about, or be willing to go that far once there is time, money, location, help, etc.  (again - the human problems!)

I just can't do ANYTHING without land so that literally has to be top priority.  (even tho i'll be buying some high priority things here and there before then as it affects land planning to know how it's implimented)



Jules Silverlock wrote:It's an awesome presentation, isn't it? Rammed to the rafters with so much useful information and highly entertaining as well!

You're right, the ever-expanding world of 'knowledge' is sometimes hard to navigate - to find the worthwhile and relevant info that you might actually find valuable. But once you find something, it's great to share with others, who in turn will share with others still, and in time I think that grows into a more strongly rooted force



I like that it's just a complete knowledge dump without the corruption of nickel and diming someone a penny at a time while showing how the parts can fit together or work in synergy.  I realize if I want to share knowledge in the future i'll probably emulate it and do a similar brain dump of what i've learned on a topic that I just want to either give things away or bring everyone up to speed rapidly on.

I already know some of the things that i'd add or further refine on - being disabled I have a very high awareness of the difficulty of trying to go off grid or do some kind of farming without a fully functional body.  Everything becomes an order of magnitude harder.  So you look for even better solutions.

If I wasn't such a curmudgeon i'd join someone else's project - but I definitely need to find my own land and implement my own thing.  Then I hope to invite others out and show them through example what i'm doing while inviting them to do their own.
 
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