Let’s say our modern culture of consumerism and mass media has not been entirely beneficial. Let’s say we have lost the self-reliant skills, classical education and common values that were once ubiquitous. Let’s say our consumption has grown exponentially, and our supply of fossil fuels or carbon sinks turns out to be finite.
Let’s posit a long emergency ahead – not an action-movie apocalypse, but a slow conversion into a more traditional world.
And let’s say you have a daughter.