Deb Stephens wrote:Except for number 10, we have been doing all those things for 30 years. On #10... I already know enough about my neighbors here in the "wild west" of meth labs and shoot-outs to know that I really don't want to know them better! I prefer my neighbors on the east side of our property -- the ones in the national forest with four feet and fur.
mick mclaughlin wrote:Yes, but your "neighbors" do not have to live right beside you.
I am very fortunate in that i have good neighbors, for the most part. Humans are a community based animal, and i am very convinced that it is needed for our survival. Helping others is absolutely one of my keys to happines.
I am mainly viewed as the weird nice guy, that has good 'maters and can fix stuff.
We don't change the workd through condemning others, but by showing them a better way.
Yes i know i am being a plagirist! Lol
This lifestyle gave me my power back. I can not keep it to myself.
mick mclaughlin wrote:Oh and me buying local does help. Buying from walmart does not help anyone .
mick mclaughlin wrote:I am not convinced money is why people use them.
That is what they tell thrmselves, i know.
Its gotta be convienence.
Yes stuff can be chesp, but its not that cheap, and thats not tsking in to account the real cost.
Clothes- i buy either really good shoes. I wear keen in the summer snd mainly danner boots in the fsll in the winter. Exspensive, but last years. I only buy other clothes from thrift or garage sales. I do buy good quality socks from the same local shoes were i buy my keens.
Food -all grown my own or bought local
Basicslly anything i could buy at wal mart i can find comprable prices elsewhere or buy used.
Jmo, for what its worrth.