Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

 

How will we live tomorrow?

“People should be more radical. Libertarian radicalism is where we need to go. We need to rethink the basic concepts of our society: private property, money, debt. I just finished reading Debt: The First 5,000 Years. We are made to believe that money grew out of barter, but that’s not the case. Money existed before barter. Money was created to change the informal ways we used to share. If Natalie gave me something I didn’t owe her anything specific in return; I had a general obligation for her welfare. Money turned a social responsibility into a transaction. A transaction is stripped of moral integrity.

“We need a change in scale. We need to get more local. Do we need government? It was invented to protect those who have.

“Only if we question everything can we get to the basics. It’s okay to be Utopian. You have to be Utopian to think real change is possible. Everything else is just fiddling around the edges.”

Alex, Auburn Rural Studio, Newbern AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“I was 47. I was a corporate prick. I took four years off and hiked the Appalachian Trail. My head cleared, and so did my attitude. Now I have been back in the corporate world for six years and I can tell I’m getting that way again.”

Tom, deer hunter, Tillar AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will live it as every other day I’ve lived so far. That’s lame. Not the answer, the but the reality of my life.”

Sophia LaCaze, razorback fan, Russellville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I don’t know.”

Abigail Remy, major pink hair, Russellville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I don’t know the answer to your question. I’m still one day at a time since the election.”

Michael Taylor, Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“If God wakes me up tomorrow and blesses me, then I will be thankful.”

Lyla, Delta Resort, Tillar AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“A God-fearing life, purpose driven, doing on to others as they do to you.”

Angela Courtney, moved home from West Coast to aid parents, Tillar AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, two great men.”

Bob Gandhi, motel proprietor not surnamed Patel, Rolling Fork MS

How will we live tomorrow?

“By the grace of God.”

Shirley Tucker, Arkansas Food Bank, Little Rock AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Positively. I hope we get out of this Mississippi rain.”

Jacob Whedbee, hiking US 80 Atlanta to San Diego, Hickory MS

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully with more kindness.”

Mel, Scrooge’s, Jackson MS

How will we live tomorrow?

“One day at a time.”

Frank Parent, retiree, Jackson MS

How will we live tomorrow?

“Better than today.”

Dixon Wise, dentist, Jackson MS

How will we live tomorrow?

“Underground.”

Jeanine, Auburn Rural Studio student, Newbern AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“Underground, with shared resources.”

Olivia, Auburn Rural Studio student, Newbern AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“I don’t really know.”

Wanda, waitress, Delta Resort, Tillar AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“One way we can live today is to have His grace tomorrow.”

Woodard, Waffle House, Meridian MS

 

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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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