Kristy over at See My Footprints in her post titled "But how....exactly?" wrote about planning for the future. She talked about writing up a plan that would help her start new actions, which was great.
However what really caught my eye was a reply from Linda Woodrow from The Witches Kitchen. I had the pleasure of interviewing Linda last year for a podcast titled "Suburban Collapse - Cuban Special Period with Linda Woodrow". Interview aside, here is her comment posted on Kristy's site:
Linda Woodrow said...
But people make their way towards good stuff as quick as they can, using all the wits they have, co-operatively and creatively.
This is the basis of my hope. I don't think we're staring down the barrel of disaster. Or if we are, it isn't going to help focusing on it. Fear paralyses. I think we are at a moment in history with potential like hasn't been seen in a thousand years. It's wonderful and exciting.
It is possible to live a very good quality of life with a minuscule environmental footprint. In fact, it is impossible to live a very good quality of life sucked into the vortex of consumerism. The emperor has no clothes.
I don't know that "a plan" is the answer. I think, like Indiana Jones, it's a matter of making fast good decisions. Looking around, seeing real reality and nimbly picking the opportunities.
We don't need to be martyrs. In fact a few martyrs is counter productive. We only need a small change but from a lot of people, a cultural shift. And that is best promoted by making small, do-able changes that look and feel good.
Wow, that turned into much longer than I planned! Sorry...it just kept coming.
I agree wholeheartedly, and also believe that we will turn this around. It will take a while, and people will rush towards the good stuff quickly. I see this happening all around me. So many people are changing to a more sustainable lifestyle. It is certainly, as Linda put it, a wonderful and exciting moment in history!
Great words Linda.