62. Gardening Your Way to Freedom

There are many ways to take control of your life. One big thing we can do is to create self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and preparation into our lives.

Today, we’ll talk about that… and some local politics too.

“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”

-Liberty Hyde Bailey

Individual: We can start a garden. Start eating out of your own back yard. Even if it’s not most of your calories, but it’s simply a couple salads a week or one per day. Then, you can begin to really save money, store food, and prepare to lose electricity.

I think the other steps have to come after the garden. You need to tend to a garden and have it in order.

Community: What could bring a community together better than creating a garden? The Israelites were commanded to leave a tenth of their fields untended so the widows and the poor could cultivate it. Why would we not help the homeless and the hungry by giving them the chance to grow and eat amazing, fresh food?

Politics: When people are reliant on themselves, they’re no longer reliant on government. By improving resilience to disaster and the odds of finding success through responsibility, we create a less envious society.

I’ve talked a lot about not getting involved in the voting booth. My exception for that is local politics, and especially primaries. Listen to find out why.

Society: When the politics get better so will our society. I think we will lose the hatred for each other when we all feel safe. But, the government can’t make you feel safe any more than your shrink can take on your fear for you. We each have to do that, which is why I think this is an important first step.

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