This morning I received an email from a serious young man with a military background that pointed me to an infographic which, now that I’ve skimmed it, I’d say looks important.
Pay attention especially to what’s near the end, a theory about why so disproportionately many veterans take their own life. Here’s a screen shot of that section.
To me, this dovetails with what I said about my own Mom just yesterday, that living with her daughter Paula she feels useful, that human beings of whatever age need to feel useful. And, it dovetails with and what permaculture can offer us, a labor-intensive way of working with Nature that not only restores her abundance and thus offers hope for the future, but will need at least one out of ten people presently alive upon this still good Earth to reengage our now stuporous, corpulent, substance-and/or entertainment- addicted bodies with our minds and hearts in loving, joyful interaction with her soil, water, air, plants, insects, birds, animals, etc.
Imagine how permaculture would change everything, not just our relationship with Earth, but with each other, with our own bodies, with our souls.
First imagine, then act! Start with your own household, expand from there.