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Rainer

Beaver Lake Linovecian
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Hi everyone,
I've been lurking this place for a while now. It's time to actually post. So, for the edification of anyone who is interested enough in who I might be to care, I'll tell you a bit about myself.

I'm a 24 year old part-time community college student, working for my family's organic livestock farm doing bookkeeping, sales at farmer's markets, and various office work as well as the occasional chore. My hobbies are walking around old growth forests, classical/jazzish piano improvisation, aimless wikipedia reading, gardening when I have the time, researching where there is cheap land, scheming for the future...

One of the biggest driving forces in my life is a sense of connection with the land. I feel a love for the land similar to that felt for loved ones. Hell, I often wonder sometimes whether I love contemplating nature MORE than spending time with loved ones! Wandering aimlessly in natural settings thinking about something, or meditating on what I see, is nourishing to my spirit.

My enjoyment of nature and organic farming background has also led to interest in ecology and botany. Humans' advanced technological societies have really modified nature and destroyed a lot of biodiversity (and fucked up the earth systems in many other ways that will play out interestingly, possibly horrifically, in the future).

I've spent quite a long time reading about resource depletion as well. Everyone always assumes that the future will be like the past, a path of upward technological progress leading to greater standards of living. But it seems as if the predictions given in The Limits to Growth in the 1970s are coming true instead. I think about the future as a time when the economy will be smaller than now, technological advancement may slow down, and unemployment/standard of living will likely be worse. This is definitely an unacceptable perspective to most of my fellow Americans. People tend to see me as unreasonably pessimistic. There may be some truth to that.

I lived in an ecovillage (not a commune) in Missouri for a few months that had a very high concentration of probable INTPs and probably was 100% N. That place needed more S so the straw bale houses would hold together better, but it's sort of an INTP paradise. Very very low cost of living, very focused on the equality of residents, but also a very F focus on consensus, feelings, not being offensive. I guess it comes with the generally leftist territory. Great jam sessions were to be had!

Anyway I will stop this inappropriately detailed ramble about myself, since you've just met me!
 
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A quick bit of cherry-picking...
scheming for the future...

One of the biggest driving forces in my life is a sense of connection with the land.

earth systems

I think about the future as a time when the economy will be smaller than now, technological advancement may slow down, and unemployment/standard of living will likely be worse.
Oh hai thar! :)

Home you stick around and enjoy your time here.
 

BigApplePi

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Hi Rainer. Do you think of yourself as ... um ... a hippie?

I have developed a love for my 6 little acres, though probably not in the same way you have. I believe the main reason is there are lots of projects around and I can occupy myself and watch them grow ... building something and imagining they are improvements.
 

The Gopher

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"building something and imagining they are improvements." HA!

Welcome ;)
 

loveofreason

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Welcome Rainer.

I'm convinced the land makes better company than humans, but we can pretend we care for the fate of precocious monkey-brains, yes?

Well, unless they pursue truth, make art, or otherwise turn the substance of reality into great imaginings. Then we care. :phear:

:kodama1:
 

Vrecknidj

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I'm a 24 year old part-time community college student, working for my family's organic livestock farm doing bookkeeping, sales at farmer's markets, and various office work as well as the occasional chore. My hobbies are walking around old growth forests, classical/jazzish piano improvisation, aimless wikipedia reading, gardening when I have the time, researching where there is cheap land, scheming for the future...
Oh God am I ever jealous...

Welcome to the group.
 
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