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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      7 months ago

      Dense, interesting. This is awesome:

      Arrival at the utopia seems like a well-deserved reward for hard-won Promethean victories.

      Definitely. A few months ago, I basically landed in the American pastoral, and it gives me a feeling like I have arrived.

      Pastoral, I think, is basically being outside for a few hours every day, on your own spread, working it. Although it was interesting to read about the "World Fair pastoral,” to me jet packs and flying cars have nothing to do with pastoral anything. Growing your own food, tending to livestock, being outside, working and living off of the land - that's pastoral.

      • Raven7 months ago

        Totally understand and hope to have our own spread of land to work. I feel so fortunate that we live in a place where there’s still room to do so. Now just need to earn the dough to make it a reality.

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
          7 months ago

          Do it. The money part will work itself out. Country living is cheap.

    • Raven7 months ago

      I’ve always said that maybe the way forward is to embrace the best of past. Great article !!!!!

    • bartadamley
      Top reader this week
      7 months ago

      Henry Ford, “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they would have demanded faster horses.

      This article discusses the "allure" of a life that was once attainable, but would now would be us reverting to the past's ideal life.. despite the progress that has been made.

      Interesting case, and still more to dive deeper into.