Roberto pokachinni wrote: oh... and a heads up about a typo in your thread's subject title. I'm not sure how to change that, but... there must be a way to edit it; you could ask a staff member. Not that it's super important... but I thought I'd mention it in case you hadn't noticed it.
Marla Kacey wrote:I commend your courage in discussing such topics. I see that you are a very deep thinker. I am more feeling oriented and envy your analytical abilities.
That being said, I don't see why your commenters were so negative. You bring up some very good points. I (being very emotionally reactive) am guessing that anyone offended by your vlog is probably white and affluent and needs to loudly proclaim the righteousness of that position, perhaps even because they have a few doubts about the sustainability of their circumstances.
Keep on doing what you are doing. If 'they' don't like it, they should not watch your videos.
Edited to add: JUST MY OPINION!
Thanks so much to Roberto for sharing your permie lifestyle with me!
Roberto pokachinni wrote:Thanks for another great video. The 'Everything Gardens' idea is such a seminal thought... it's amazing how many of these incredible conceptions Bill Mollison came up with that hold so true.
One other sea creature that comes to mind as a gardener is the Sea Otter. The rebound of the sea otter population after the fur trade, and the implementation of a ban on shooting them (which was done somewhat indiscriminately supposedly to give salmon fishermen a chance at getting more fish), has caused a huge rise in the kelp forests. The Kelp was being overcut, due to an overly large population of sea urchins, which are a favorite food of sea otters. Once the otter population began to expand, the urchins were more under control and the kelp forests began to expand. The only unfortunate part of this, is that the forests are so dense that it is hard to get a boat through them... ...maybe not such a bad thing (keeping the boats out), but that is why some people are still shooting the otters. Sad.
Indeed. This is very similar to my thoughts. We have so much to learn, it's humbling, it is spiritual, and to fully grasp the concept, of being a part of it ourselves... it should be just the way it is, the way we are, what we should have been taught, and what we know intrinsically within our ethical heart space, but at every step and turn this culture of manipulation and division takes us away from these ideas, concepts, and feelings. People talk, for instance, of going out into Nature. That is diametrically opposed to the reality of which we are speaking. I have a sticker on my bicycle that I toured extensively on: "Environment is Everything". Until we understand, fully and completely in the core of our beings, (Spirit, Mind, and Body) that there is no separation, then we will have division, and that leads to misunderstanding and conflict both within ourselves and in the greater community.
we just have SO much to learn about how natural systems work, don't we? It's very much a humbling, and I would go as far as to say spiritual feeling for me, to think about being a part of something as complex and awe-inspiring as an ecosystem.
Cool. You've chosen a great path. I nearly went that route and then got distracted for a while in a different world. Now, I'm playing catch-up, working for the man to pay for my land, but trying to get at least some of my life back in the mode of this deeper ecological thinking.
I studied ecology and conservation during my undergrad and we actually did a case study about the otter as a keystone species, so I totally remember this story! It's so amazing!