I am not a Prepper.
I am not a Survivalist.
I AM NOT A DOOMER.
I REFUSE TO BE KILLING MYSELF TO KEEP MYSELF ALIVE.
I will not worry about every possible hazard we could face.
I will focus on the future I want to create.
I will steadfastly work towards achieving that future.
I will only worry about the things I can control and leave the rest up to higher powers.
I will follow the principle of ensuring that every function is covered by multiple elements and every element has multiple functions and trust in the resiliency of the system.
I BELIEVE IN MANY FUTURES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE HAPPY, HEALTHY, MEANINGFUL LIVES WITHOUT HAVING TO CONSUME NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES OR RENEWABLE RESOURCES AT AN UNSUSTAINABLE RATE.
I believe that entering such a future is purely a matter of choice, collectively and individually.
I believe that we can choose those futures at any time up to the point of extinction.
I believe that the sooner we choose such a future, the easier the transition will be, the more people will be able to make the transition, and the more comfortable and prosperous that future will be.
I call it The Long Ascent because in the end we will only choose one, but at this point there are many paths open. Where do you want to go?