Monthly Archives: February 2012

Resiliency

Day to Day Action – Be the Revolution

The revolution is about thinking for yourself and not being so dependant anymore.  It is about living the life envisioned by the founding fathers in the country they founded.

It is about Liberty.

Bear with me as I learn to walk in this online journal, and that’s really what this blog is to me, a journal.    Sometimes my thoughts are going to be random.  Ultimately Suburban Resilience is about liberty; and thus it is a form of rebellion.  I am rebelling against the status quo.  I look around and know in my heart that something is not right – not the way things are. 

    The things in my life that I value most do not get the lions share of my time or attention.  That is going to change.

  My hope is that others who feel the same way I do, yet feel just as lost, are going to be able to look through these journal entries and find mistakes to avoid as will as find pearls of wisdom that I may stumble upon, and perhaps find a way they too can start living life for themselves.  Some people don’t know where to begin (me), and some are afraid to try and fail colossally (not me).  Hopefully those people will see that you can start small and still accomplish the goal. I am hoping this journal allows them to build upon my successes and avoid my failures.  Mainly I want to give them hope. I also want to use this as an “accountability” blog, a way to track my progress and hold myself accountable for doing something on a regular basis to achieve my goal of being my own person.

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And So It Begins

What is the purpose of the Blog?

–          A beginners guide to resilience and sustainability

–          Online journal of my journey toward the above

–          The ability to survive the collapse of one of the systems that make up “the system”

–          A return to living life the way the LORD intended

–          It is about living the life envisioned by the Founding Fathers in the country they founded.

It is about Liberty

We need to be willing to re-evaluate how we are living as life keeps getting more expensive, and especially if things start to fall apart.  That is going to mean not giving a crap what the neighbors, other family members, etc think.  Your real friends should support your decision, and if they don’t, then it is time to start looking into building up more social capital.  Even if things are not crumbling, if you are truly miserable in your current situation you should consider this as well.  Would you really rather re-decorate than tell that miserable, slave driving, micro-managing sob you work for to go to hell?

Who is the target audience?

This is for people that are most likely going to remain in the suburbs for whatever reason, even if the writing is on the wall.  Maybe buying a piece of land is out of reach due to some limiting factor like the fact that moving would put you too far away from work to be feasible.  Maybe you can’t get a loan whether it’s for a second property or even if you were willing to sell your current residence.

What started me thinking this way?

First, keep in mind that a huge majority of my thinking has been influenced by – and huge majority of my information comes from – Jack Spirko @ TSP.  Dude’s critical thinking skills are off the charts.

It all started for me with a desire to acquire a reserve of F. U money – the ability to survive in the face of minimal income, and thereby the ability to tell the powers that be (my boss, company, or what have you) F.U!; a desire to be able to take care of and provide for my family on minimum wage if necessary.