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So many people seem frustrated that on the first day, rather than unpacking my laptop, I should have:

- planted a garden

- planted a lemon tree outdoors

- built a wofati

- bought chicks

- built a hugelkultur bed

- etc.


A big part of what is rolling through my head is: for all of the things I want to do, many things are of a much higher priority. Some of the things that we will attempt will (I think) make a difference on a global scale. A big difference. So big, that we need to optimize the velocity to that goal. Considering the hundreds of variables I am working with, I think that the optimal path is to dramatically increase the number of people we can house through the winter here. We have a teeny tiny budget .....

With more people, we will have a higher velocity. At the same time, I think we are currently building our population through brute force. It won't be until we hit about 12 to 20 people (year round) that we will be able to have the population grow a bit more naturally. At least, this is my theory.

So a lot of goals have been taking a back seat to building infrastructure and shelter.

But the point of this thread is that a whole lot of what we are doing is going to be an uphill struggle until we hit critical mass. Then the people aspect will get much easier and focus can shift more to other projects.


 
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paul wheaton wrote:But the point of this thread is that a whole lot of what we are doing is going to be an uphill struggle until we hit critical mass. Then the people aspect will get much easier and focus can shift more to other projects.



People truly do not realize what a huge effort it takes to move from "nothing" to "something" and then get that "something" to increase in mass, activity and flow in a productive direction.

Most people are not up to tackling this and remain stuck in inertia.

And then there are the doers - those that move mountains. Thank you for being one of the "doers".
 
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