February 19, 2012
Community seems to be self explanitory. Comm.... Unity.... Nuff said? Community doesn't need to be a group of people who think exactly alike. Simply a group of people who help each other out through trade, exchage of ideas, fellowship, compassion and allow one another to grow. It seems to take a libritarian mindset in my opinion. (An extended family of sorts)
I believe that a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle is the only way to true personal freedom. On that note, that type of lifestyle is incredibly difficult without surrounding yourself with a compasionate group of people to help you along the way. It's in our nature to seek out friends, and life is typically so much easier when your family is nearby THAT IS COMMUNITY. I encourage everyone reading this to check out thelandproject.com. The idea is to get a group of people together to buy large acreage at bulk pricing and build sustainable off-grid homes. Community makes this very doable on a common man's budget. A tightly knit community is the answer to the majority of our ploblems.
Fortunately and unfortunatly, I'm sort of a jack of all trades, but I also think that a well rounded education should be the sought after education. However, if I were part of an intentional community I would try to find my niche or fill the particular need all-the-while trying to keep my realm of expertise broad.
Hey everyone, My name is Eric and I currently live in Bastrop. I believe that a self-sufficient, communal lifestyle is the only way to combat the oppressive nature of the world we currently find ourselves in.