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We do it for the children.

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A number of partially formed ideas were at the root of my decision to move away from the city towards a more natural environment, some of them were undeniably selfish, a desire for a simpler life, a sense of dread at the unsustainable nature of most of the current economic “growth”, an independent streak frustrated by increasing restrictions on personal freedom.

On a longer horizon, the opportunity to preserve a little piece of nature was also a factor, but the birth of our daughter last month has focused the mind in a way I could not imagine. Here is my flesh and blood projected into a future I will not live to see, the time scale of my thinking has been changed.

Here is another perspective from an article by George Monbiot in today’s Guardian.

If children lose contact with nature they won’t fight for it | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

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Author: marco

growing food and making do with less

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