Well, I am no longer young myself UncleFester. Our son just turned thirteen (I’m a late bloomer I suppose !).
But I wonder, really, who is seeing ‘the worst of it’ ??
It is us, our generation, which saw this coming, very clearly, and did nothing. Not that this is unusual, or the way it was always supposed to be, destiny, as it were. But true nonetheless - and disturbing to a man of action, used to reacting to a situation in a timely manner.
Here in Calgary today - it was one of those really special days - under a western sky, gorgeous chinook clouds high above against the backdrop of the now snow clad Rockies - mild and with only light airs, melting snow dripping from the roofs - bare hands and just a ball cap - in short - the very reasons that I came West, from Montreal, so long ago it seems a dream - and the West was all and more I ever thought it would or could be.
Our descendants are going to wonder what we were thinking - or rather - how it came to be that we didn’t think - about their future ?
For a true mountaineer or climber, movement is everything.
Not that the summits are unimportant, or that the views are jaw-dropping beautiful, but it is the movement itself - each step chosen with thought and care, backed up by a world of past experience - Zen like dedication to movement.
So - to look around and see the 99% walking thru these same times, zombie like - neither seeing not understanding nor feeling their responsibility to the future - that is disturbing.
Apparently only a small percentage of a population is required to get major change underway, something like three or four percent.
And I don’t think we are even close to this small percentage yet - where you really know what needs to be done - and do it - never mind this pathetic awareness ?
I believe I am in the process of switching gears - from alerting a somnolent citizenry to real and present danger - to active preparation for collapse - living simply - less is more - yet in this finding more than any amount of money can buy.
The Navy Seals apparently have a saying:
‘Salt water destroys everything; rust never sleeps.’
Substitute ‘money’ for ‘salt water’ and ‘rust’, and you have a new way of viewing the world.