"I believe the exact opposite. Start with the most glaring example: Humans. It sure looks like we're heading toward monoculture. However, I believe we are in what Charles Eisenstein calls the adolescent phase of our culture. We're self-centered because we are just learning to use our identity. I believe we are headed to a beautiful cultural adulthood. This is an adulthood of co-creation with Nature and you can see it already happening," I respond.
"Where?! How?" Dan questions.
"Any time we knowingly work with Nature to co-create abundance we living as Earth adults. This farm is adding specific soil minerals to help the soil, the plants, the people who eat them, the bugs and birds who visit the farm, live better. Sure vegetables might not be the best growing system for the Northeast but at least this farm is trying to make vegetable growing resonate with Nature as much as possible," I offer.
This leads me to the far away future that I see. I see a future of Light Living. By "Light" I mean free, floating, minimal, and less. I see a future where people have lives that make the most with the least. I see migrating to and from seasonal warm weather, a pop-up tent, eating local wild food, traveling in community and family. Maybe the 1.0 version is living in a camper on a farm in Florida in the winter and a farm up north in the summer. Have a hand in raising your own food, learning how to make that food better for you each year, and pairing down living to the essentials.
The Light Living lifestyle would be designed / improvised to resonate with Nature. Sure it could be done staying in one place. I like traveling with my wife. I love seeing her in the sun, relaxing on the beach and eating shrimp and butter! I also love planning how I could live as lightly in each place as possible. I could have compost toilets I plug into at each site. I wouldn't have to heat my northern house. I could be employed during the growing season at each place we stop. What does your Light Living look like?