Jenny Nazak wrote:Rachel, I love that you brought up the concept of "using money less". In my first Permaculture class, one of the things we learned early on that stuck with me was "Reduce your need to earn." I realized that that was what I had been doing for years, and it's very powerful; gives a person a lot of flexibility and freedom.
By the way, thank you Rachel for your lovely review of our book! 💚
Also thanks for the reference to Hemenway's _Permaculture City_; I haven't yet read that but you reminded me it needs to be on my list!
"I bring this up often, but it's because I love the idea: in Hemenway's Permaculture City, he discusses how people are used to thinking of being thrifty as "using less money" which is good, but it's even better to "use money less"
Christopher Shepherd wrote:
Working extra jobs without a way to hide the income. Tax brackets are real.
Solution! Work less for small companies and more on the homestead. Pay more attention to the line where I no longer make money for working more hours.
The everyday human gesture is always a heartbeat away from the miraculous.
Remember that ultimately we make things happen through our actions, way beyond our understanding or intention; that our seemingly small ordinary human acts have untold consequences; that what we do in this world means something; that we are not nothing; and that our most quotidian human actions by their nature burst the seams of our intent and spill meaningfully and radically through time and space, changing everything.
Our deeds, no matter how insignificant they may feel, are replete with meaning, and of vast consequence, and that they constantly impact upon the unfolding story of the world, whether we know it or not."
Jeff Steez wrote: I’m not really sure what to do at this point. Feels like I’m saving my money for absolutely nothing. What a bleak outlook for this country. A total lack of a middle class and wages that are magnitudes behind inflation.