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Fri Jul 1, 2022, 12:53 PM

What will our next generations do?

What will children and next generations do when our money is useless? What will our children and next generations do when how to find water and grow food are again humansí most treasured abilities?

Teach children in school how to survive. Begin now.

If weíre going to ignore climate Catastrophe, at least letís give our kids, and grandkids, and next generations a chance.

And. Letís be honest with them for a while. Tell them we donít teach them to be self sufficient because we need dependent workers and soldiers and not independent beings. The rich want to remain rich, and they do that by keeping you in debt to themselves.

Tell our children we donít stop school slaughter because arms manufactures are making billions, and that money is more important than their lives.

And, when our children ask, letís tell them that previous generationís, and our generationís, pursuit of gold and power led to this existential quagmire they face. And, let us not lie to them that we are sorry, because our lack of action since weíve know better proves that we are not.

So, letís begin right now and at least teach our children how to survive. And, we might want to get started asap.

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Response to Magoo48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 12:59 PM

1. We should always teach children how to survive.

My father taught us. We went on camping vacations, which were also survival learning trips. We didn't know that then, but all of those lessons about starting fires, catching and cooking fish from streams and learning the habits of small mammals were all part of what we learned.

Every child should learn some basic survival skills. That's actually important, whatever the situation is.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 01:22 PM

3. Agreed, learning at home is optimal, but today's demographics also require a massive school effort

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Response to Magoo48 (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 01:32 PM

4. Schools can't really teach that sort of thing, I'm sure.

The thing people don't seem to realize that they could find themselves stranded far from services and without means of communication. That happens to people surprisingly often. Many people in such a situation do not survive. Others, however, do survive because they know things.

Scouting is another way people have traditionally learned such survival skills. I was never in the Boy Scouts, though. I learned all that stuff from my parents. I remember my father saying, "Let's try cooking the trout we caught on sticks." We thought it was fun. Or, "Here's how to make a simple box trap. Let's see if we can catch a rabbit with it." Of course, we let the bunny go, but...

My father also taught me to always carry a pocket knife, as long as it wasn't illegal to do that. I even carried one to school in the 1950s, and still always have one in my pocket, unless I'm getting on an airline flight. Then, my pocket knife is in my checked luggage, and goes back in my pocket at my destination. It's a survival tool. That's what he taught me.

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Response to Magoo48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 01:04 PM

2. I'm afraid they will hide in the dark trying not to starve to death after global 2 degrees hike

and widespread desertification makes agriculture difficult. 2030? 2050? either way...

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