Diversity promotes abundance

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” 

“Actions are more powerful than words.”

“Welcome to civilization, a place of monotony, gluttony, and delusion.”

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money.” ― Cree Indian Prophecy

 

 

Disclaimer: Contains some hyperbole 

Diversity is one of the key secrets to life.

Diversity in lifestyle keeps you entertained, stimulated, and challenged. Diversity in thinking allows you to build mental fortitude and a valuable system of logic and reasoning. (reading books, writing, meditation, and are great ways to mentally exercise)  Diversity in food keeps you healthy. Diversity in nature is what helps make an ecosystem resilient. 

What is lacking in my life is diversity (not that I have much of a right to complain). This article is more focused on improvement then complaining. But I do enjoy a good bitching now and then : D…. I shall carry on. Skip to the positive section if you want…

 

The Negative:

Modern society is a like a non-organic, monoculture field of corn. Its existence depends on artificial and unhealthy inputs that are all created and dependent on fossil fuels.  Just like a monoculture field of corn, uniformity is valued highly in modern “civilization.”

Diversity in attitude is not generally valued in modern society. Millions of free spirited people simply do not promote the most industrial profit. The wealthy industrialists depend on people who want to buy all their useless shit and people who will work 40 hours a week in order to afford to buy their useless shit. Capitalism is the ultimate self-serving system.

 

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money.” ― Cree Indian Prophecy

 

People who are: indifferent to the environmental and social turmoil, rule followers, closed minded, unquestioning, hard working even when doing monotonous destructive work, and willing to slave away for 40 years without complaining, are encouraged. THAT IS THE ATTITUDE that brings in the money for the 1%! Yay!

Free spirited and outspoken people are often berated and scorned for not being “practical,” “hard working,” or “devoutly religious.” They are often called names like crazy, lazy, stupid, hippie, and freeloaders. Thankfully, the paradigm is shifting as old ideas die and new ones are born (in no small thanks to the internet or capitalisms slow death spiral).

It is extremely hard to have a healthy amount of diversity of: thought, food/nutrition, self expression, exercise, and (MEANINGFUL) social interaction working a typical, 40 hour a week, job. 70% of Americans do not enjoy their jobs. All I have to say is don’t have kids, don’t get a 30 year mortgage, and don’t buy expensive/unneeded shit unless you are perfectly ok with the 9 to 5 till you’re 65, rat race. Join an ecovillage, live in a van, move out of the country, or build a homestead. It’s an interesting coincidence that the most obscure and discouraged lifestyles are also the most sustainable and least profitable in terms of industrial profit (destruction).

 

“Either you control your own destiny or someone will take the liberty of doing it for you.”

 

You may not be a revolutionary world leader like Martin Luther King or Ghandi. You can still create a revolution in your life.

Most people have children due to ignorance of overpopulation, instinctual attraction to producing actual offspring, religious convictions, by blind stupidity, and by accident. People are not bad because they have children. A lot of the time their heart is in the right place.

However, the issue still stands, producing an child in America is likely the single most damaging thing you can do to the environment.

 

“If humans weren’t so obsessed with sex and children, our species would’ve went extinct a long time ago.”

“Population pressure is always a major cause of war,” remarked biologist Raymond Pearl.

“If all 7+ billion of us were to enjoy a European standard of living – which is about half the consumption of the average American – the Earth could sustainably support only about 2 billion people.”

 

If you don’t have one child you just saved yourself $250,000 over 18 years. That’s not even counting college tuition. Congrats! You didn’t contribute to overpopulation, which is a colossal issue and will continue to become an even more ominous elephant in the room. You’ll probably be able to work about 10 years less too. 

As the population increases, overall quality of life will decrease for the general population. 

 

 

 

The Positive:

Ways to revolutionize your life:

  1. Don’t have children (there are many reasons this is number one)
  2. Save as much money as possible
  3. Exit the rat race – Ecovillage, Homestead, or live in a cheaper country (like Costa Rica)
  4. Grow your own food
  5. Eat healthy because it drastically reduces your chance of developing diseases like Cancer
  6. Think for yourself and question everything
  7. Live a permaculture based lifestyle

 

Things that make (my) life more diverse and enjoyable:

  1. Woman companion
  2. Music 
  3. Yoga 
  4. Free time
  5. Meditation (altered consciousness) 
  6. Making Art
  7. Dancing
  8. Good social connections

 

Things I am thankful for: 

  1. Supportive Family
  2. Freedom 
  3. Free time
  4. Intelligence
  5. Good health
  6. My dogs
  7. My friends
  8. Internet

 

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Disease facts: 

Loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes which cause illness and early death, a study shows for the first time.

Previous studies have found that social isolation is a major health problem that can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent.

However until now, scientists have been unsure what is driving the phenomenon.

 
“Perceived social isolation is a risk factor for chronic illness and all-cause mortality but the molecular mechanisms remain ill understood”
Prof John Capitanio, University of California

Now researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of California have discovered that loneliness actually triggers physical responses in the body which make people sick.

It appears to trigger the ‘fight or flight’ stress signal which affects the production of white blood cells. It also increases activity in genes which produce inflammation in the body while lowering activity in genes which fight off illness, promoting high levels of inflammation in the body.

 

 

Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are leading causes of death in the U.S. People are dying. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, unhealthy eating and inactivity cause 678,000 deaths every year—similar to the number of deaths caused by tobacco and 13 times more than are caused by guns.

Estimated Percentages of Cancer Due to Selected Factors5,6

Diet 35% to 60%
Tobacco 30%
Air and Water Pollution 5%
Alcohol 3%
Radiation 3%
Medications 2%

https://www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nutrition_policy.html

https://www.pcrm.org/health/cancer-resources/diet-cancer/facts/factors-contributing-to-cancer

http://www.medicaldaily.com/i-hate-my-job-say-70-us-employees-how-be-happy-work-319928

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12012663/Loneliness-triggers-biological-changes-which-cause-illness-and-early-death.html

http://nautil.us/issue/29/scaling/will-the-earth-ever-fill-up

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/9-tips-for-cleaning-up-the-fall-garden/

http://www.worldpopulationbalance.org/3_times_sustainable

 

BONUS: SANDCASTLE EMPIRE

NEW MOVIE- Won’t be released for a while though….

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