We are in a time of transition, where we no longer tolerate sacrificing life, in favour of short term gains.
We are starting to understand that no matter how advanced and rich our civilisation becomes, nothing matters if our ecosystem and our health is suffering.
This new understanding has great implications for how we live, work & educate our children.
The Great Transition is a movement…
From isolation & separation to community & unity.
From living for the urban to the natural environments.
From extravagant & big to simple, proportionate & practical.
From dependent cities to Self-sufficient communities.
From exclusive & hostile to welcoming and inclusive.
How we Work
We do work that matter to us.
If any, money plays a small role, as a simple means of making value exchanges more fluid.
We “work” to provide our needs directly. Food grows abundantly in our near area.
We don’t work for money, we work because it’s a platform for our creativity and interests.
How we educate our children
Children are the best teachers so we need to learn a lot from them. But teaching basic skills in wildfulness, craftfulness & tribefulness can be valuable in the future.
We educate our children with the end goal that they may become be strong, happy & healthy in a supportive relationship with each other and Nature.
Which is more of a “un-education”.
We (un)educate our children in self-management, self-awareness, holistic wellbeing… We teach them early about self-directed neuroplasticity, growth mindset, positive psychology, self-reliance & so on.
We spend a lot of time in the forest, crafting, gardening and going on adventures in nature.
There is a lot of time & space for art, poetry, theater… and every child is free to pursue their interests and develop their unique strengths.
As Einstein famously said, we “Don’t judge a fish on it’s ability to climb a tree.”