Sustainability Starts at Home.
point of individual family lives is the place where people go to
replenish their strength, where people go to heal; it is a place
where people can grow their own sustenance--not having to rely on
the many middlemen, be those bureaucratic, or any other kind of
middlemen, to do something that they themselves can do themselves;
it is a place from where people can reign over their entire earthly
domain--it is called HOME!
The foregoing is a fiction for most people, but unless it becomes a
reality for all humanity, humanity has not arrived yet. When all
humans have a home that would be a font of wholesomeness instead of
being a source of anxieties , only then humans will have the right
to call themselves "sapient", only then we can start calling
There is no doubt in my mind that such a home will be transparently
sustainable in every aspect and it will be a matter of indisputable
right, of societal necessity for everyone to have such a home,
unlike today when humanity in its madness considers a home that is
less accessible (in price) a good thing to exist.
Indeed, the quest for sustainability should start with everyone
having the possibility to start a sustainable home, no matter how
humble, right now, before the excesses of our mismanagement result
in situations in which we might have a lot of money, but nothing to
buy with it--nothing to eat and no things to get from anywhere.
A real home will be a good thing to have in times when laboring for
money will not result in obtaining even the basic necessities for
life. Having a sustainable home will be more reliable than any kind
of welfare. If having a good sustainable home would be the norm,
rather than something only the well-to-do have access to, many
social ills that are directly, or indirectly connected to most
people lacking a really good home will have ceased to exist; to
wit: homelessness, poverty (no one would have to hungry, homeless,
etc.), and also a lot of criminal behavior--surely assuring that
social misfits have the opportunity to take their own "healing"
into their own hands would be the first in healing of the
By forever trying to become sustainable with all the little fixes,
by introducing more and more laws and rules, we might never become
We might have a chance if we start with the basics; the basics
start at home.