I'm glad you're young and healthy live off the grid & grow your own food. It sounds wonderful. And I agree The mega cities are an enormous folly.
However it is expected (assuming global warming is survived for awhile) that shortly the majority of humans will be living in cities.
To be a bit picky, as regards your independence from tech (based on science), that we are forced to assume works, I wonder
if you were born in a hospital
if your mother had a doctor
if you make your own clothes
if you buy or bought seed and tools for gardening
if over your life time you have driven a car, or been in a car, plane, bus, or train
if in your life you have bought food from a store that was not grown locally
if you always earned money totally independently of tech in any form
if all your friends & folks you interact with are independent of tech
If you generate your own electric power
if you burn kerosene or use a diesel generator or well pump
if you read books
wonder how you got your education
I don't think it is possible, unless one goes where there are tribes in the wilderness, that already know how to live off the land, that a person born into "civilization", can totally live without some connection to the technological world, which is based on centuries of scientific investigation, experimental results, and engineering applications.
If one flies in a plane one simply trusts, but as TV said in other cases a 2nd and 3rd opinion may be smart.
But I think the idea that all science is somehow suspect, is poorly thought out.
Something as simple as wearing glasses, shows how dependent we all are. We may not wear glasses, but its a good bet most of us have friends who do. Just as glasses are easily overlooked, so are the various forms of birth control.
The world has changed a lot in just 100 years. Not that long ago there were fur traders and explorers, not living tribally, that knew how to live off the land, here in North America and Canada, but you can bet your bottom dollar they all had guns, lots of bullets, knives, and if trappers, steel traps, just for starters.
. The need for dental work and other medical emergencies, brings many into town that would prefer to stay in the country. And lastly even if one grows ones own food, most seed was selected, bred or hybridized according to scientific principles for centuries, and often in societies that were totally dependent on tech.
. I'm sure a lot of us don't like a lot of it, especially obviously those in Flint Michigan or those who lived near Fuckashima, for example, but there are also positive sides to experimentation and a skeptical & open mind. I'm glad I don't live in a time when witches are burned, along with heretics, by believers blinded by 'faith', dogmatism, and dualistic 'thinking'.
Edited by shiftingshadows, 20 September 2021 - 03:03 AM.