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The Self-Reliance Manifesto:
More Than 300 Resources to Guide You on the Path to Radical Freedom
We live in a world in which buying the next best thing is the goal of the majority. Our society is made up of consumers rather than producers, and a great amount of our food and products are imported to meet this need. After all, who has time to produce when they are indebted and working overtime to finance their current lifestyles in the hopes that they will finally be able to buy “enough” to be happy, fulfilled, and loved?
What would happen if we were cut off from the rest of the world? Few people in our society would be able to survive on what they could produce on their own. But most people don’t care about that. They just care about their illusions of prosperity. They care that the products are cheap, readily available, and make them feel good for a moment.
This system can’t last forever, nor would we really want it to.
You can be different and declare independence from this system that was designed to enslave us. No matter where you are, you can learn to be more self-reliant. That quality is the difference between someone who merely accepts what is doled out to meet the needs of their family and someone with the power to fulfill those needs themselves. Make your own clothing, raise animals, grow vegetables. Learn to live without the conveniences we all take for granted and you can free yourself from the lives of constant pursuit that others have.
Check out this collection of more than 300 resources to guide you on the path to radical freedom. Some bloggers and authors live in the ‘burbs, some live in big cities, and some live off-grid in the boondocks, but they all have lessons to teach you. I hope that you will discover some new experts and mentors along the way.
What will be your first step towards greater self-reliance and liberty from the system?