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As we get consumed by the digital era we live in, I think it would be better to look back at how people lived 50 years ago. You may think that life is better now and you have everything you could possibly want, but is that really true? When was the last time you did something with your own hands to serve your particular needs, without swiping a credit card?
People forget about the old ways of living and we are arrogant enough to think we can do anything we put our mind to. When in fact we don’t have any practical skills at all.
Your grandparents and pretty much everyone from their generation had a set of survival skills that made life simpler and more enjoyable. Today’s generation relies too much on modern technology and they wouldn’t be able to survive in an environment deprived of such technology.
The survival skills your grandparents had 50 years ago provided them with food, warmth, comfort, and the knowledge to use resources from an environment that didn’t allow room for mistakes.
Some of these skills can be encountered even today although the vast majority of these skills have been replaced by our modern ways of living. My grandparents were able to build a shelter in the wild, procure their own food by hunting and fishing, navigate without a GPS, and much more.
The younger generations no longer have time to look back at the old ways of living and it is no wonder they have no idea how to start a fire without a lighter or live off the grid without their addictive technology.