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Melissa Moore Friedman
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You know... a lot of folks are putting some big fear energy out there. I really like what Michael Pilarski says about preparing for societal change. It's a much more positive paradigm. I believe this is where we need to align ourselves for survival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsINQudhusw
 
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Resilience is the key. Permaculture and its current non conventional methods seem to be a step towards required resiliency.
Fear is good to a degree, control of fear is very important.
Observe, assess, act. You can't act if your busy wringing your hands. You need both hands free to hammer a nail.
Polarski' s comment," I've been planning for collapse for forty years" would better serve us if it were, "I am planning on flourishing for forty years."
 
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I agree with you. Although I'm a huge geoff lawton fan, his video title on "collapse" didn't really resonate with me - although I think it may be where many people are and perhaps he was trying to reach them "where they are" in their thinking process. Because the actual film showed the many positive ways one can address these fears both for themselves and beyond.
 
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You can't be prepared for everything but you can plan for many things.
 
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Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:I agree with you. Although I'm a huge Geoff Lawton fan, his video title on "collapse" didn't really resonate with me - although I think it may be where many people are and perhaps he was trying to reach them "where they are" in their thinking process. Because the actual film showed the many positive ways one can address these fears both for themselves and beyond.


It was DEFINITELY highly targeted marketing. Target the people with the motivation (fear) and the resources (money) to actually DO IT. They only needed the how.

 
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I took the class but I wasn't motivated by fear and I certainly didn't have the means (I am on disability - fortunately it was a gift from my parents) and I have to say, the whole class ROCKED. And you could definitely tell the folks who were there to do something about getting out of the "fear" zone. Many of them have made some amazingly positive changes. And there were a few who just couldn't get that THEY had to act and build that positive space to be in - starting with themselves and moving outward. Many of these folks (and I see many here too) were the ones that wanted to "move to land" where they and theirs could weather out the bad times. Definitely one way of doing things and a good start.

In my way of thinking - most of humanity lives in cities. I agree with the video above - developing a Transition plan is really handy - I've started doing this with a few key neighbors, as well as spreading ideas through our neighborhood social network ("https://nextdoor.com/about_us/"Nextdoor.com). Response has been positive so far and we've done some neighborhood projects around water harvesting, growing food and chickens. Even little things like returning the surplus at the neighborhood level are starting to take effect and make a difference. I'm blogging about these because I think it helps to see positive change taking place. More and more people are coming around asking me what I'm up to.

I guess we all have our paths. Although I can't speak for Geoff, I think one of his main goals was to show folks HOW to get out of that mindset of collapse, fear and not knowing what to do and to provide people with a clear path, no matter what their situation or status, to make a start towards positive change.
 
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There are far too many people out there who state "it'll never happen" or "if it does the government will save us", most of the time its the government who are the problem. governments don't prepare..people DO.
 
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