We will find ourselves needing to replace social media with community spirit, and
instead of buying objects and clothes we don’t need, we will develop the “make do
and mend” attitude of our long-gone relatives.
We will embrace their lifestyle again and revel in the abilities we still have, as
human beings, to live our lives using our own hands and minds and bodies—to be
explorers again in our world and not passive users of it.
I may have been brought up “old fashioned,” but those of us with the skills to grow
our own food, treat our own wounds, and build our own houses—in fact, those of us
living a more conscious lifestyle—will reap those benefits in a world where the
future is a very uncertain one.