The coming years may not be kind. We don’t know exactly what to do – how to fix things. Some of you have known this for your whole lives; I have been sitting with this for a while. These point to where I want to live. This is just my map.
it’s time to get your life right
time to learn skills, build strong friendships
help who you can help, materially
time to stop wasting time.
don’t fall prey to magical thinking
don’t expect apocalypse or revolution
civilization as we know it is not over yet
but it will change, often for the worse.
build resilient, caring communities
with your friends and loved ones
protect that community against alienation
and all the -isms arrayed against you.
as much as possible, live sustainably
your people are stronger than society
more caring than institutions
more loving than culture.
resist the urge to return to normal
to keep on keeping on.
resist bullshit wherever you find it
try to live well.
"There's no need to fear or hope,
but only to look for new weapons." - Félix Guattari
◆ Zachary Kain