How will we live tomorrow? – Responses

How will we live tomorrow? 

“No one is going to answer that question because we cannot know. There is only one God, who knows all. The rest is just a guess.”

Rudy, waiter at Al Ameer Restaurant Dearborn, MI

How will we live tomorrow?

IMG_2188“Without a monetary system. When we get rid of the Fractional Reserve system we can move forward to equality. Until then, every man will just chase money and we will all suffer. There are only three countries in the world – China, Iraq, and one other – that don’t use the monetary system masterminded by the Rothschild’s. There’s more debt than money. Debt is created out of nothing. But more people have gotten on their knees to it than to any messiah.

“I bet you never thought you’d get so much from a convenience store clerk.”

Zach Nelson, Convenience store clerk who charged me no tax, Pines, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“Ayn Rand, freedom, individual liberty.”

John Worth, McDonald’s customer, Portage, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

 IMG_2180-1“If we live well today, we can continue that way. Not a whole lot of good comes form conflict. We have to get away form the ‘War on Drugs’ and ‘War on Poverty’ and ‘War on Cancer’. There are enough natural resources ont he planet to sustain us, if they are managed to avoid scarcity. The challenge is to manage them well and not squander them through war and corruption.”

Timothy Farrell Owner of Harbor Country Cabins, Harbert, MI

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully as well as we live today.”

Chris, cyclist who rode a few miles with me, Chesterton, IN

How will we live tomorrow? 

“I’m taking the LSAT. I want to go to Wayne State. My family is here, my children. I can’t set my sights on Ann Arbor.”

Fatma, mother of three, Dearborn, MI

How will we live tomorrow?

“We have the ideal scenario. We have neighbors that all share. When we were all just farmers, that’s what we did all the time. When industrialiation came, the bosses didn’t know the laborers’ names, they just became ‘worker’. Before industrialization, it was a perfect time. But the smarter we got, the harder it got.”

Fiona Bachtel, Seventh grade agrarian, Norwich, VT

How will we live tomorrow?

IMG_2117“Actually, I was planning to live today. It’s a beautiful day, I’m going to get my gear and take a long board ride.”

Alex, Skateboarder Ann Arbor, MI

 

How will we live tomorrow?

“Giant agribusiness monocultures are all about reducing stress to improve yield. The best tomato comes from a field under stress. Just like the best people.”

Dave Bachtel, IT Executive and bass player, Norwich, VT

How will we live tomorrow?

IMG_2139“Cooperatively.”

Keli Hindenach, Curator of American Museum of Magicians Marshall, MI

“I worked in museums all over the world. When this job opened, I came back to my hometown and married my high school sweetheart. That’s why our tagline is, “The wonder of it all.”

How will we live tomorrow?

“Always in the future there will be greater technology, like hover cars.”

Joseph Hindenach, Intern at American Museum of Magicians Marshall, MI

How will we live tomorrow?

“Have faith.”

Dorothy, Customer at Louie’s Bakery, Marshall, MI

“These nut rolls are really terrific at 6:05 in the morning, when they are still warm, after a long night of partying.”

How will we live tomorrow?

IMG_2141“One day at a time. Tomorrow might be terrible, but you have to live today first.”

Jessica and Wendi, Cashiers at Louie’s Bakery, Marshall, MI

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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