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LIFE BEYOND
INDUSTRIALIZATION

 
 
 

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Lifely

The following links contain explanations of the basic principles of our Lifely philosophy. This is just a beginning. Many more details are to come. This is the foundation.

 

The Meaning of Lifely

Learn the definition of lifely, life, and the human species. READ NOW

The Good Human

Each one of us is inherently good. Learn more about our human nature and how to be a good human in daily life. READ NOW

Householding—Sustenance—Commerce

Discover how to create a household, how to shop for that which supports life, and how to be a “customer of commerce." READ NOW

The Lifely Lifestyle

Lifestyle goes way beyond the style of products we choose, In fact, a lifestyle is the way in which a person or group chooses to live, as an expression of their beliefs and values. Learn about the elements of lifestyle and see how our lifely viewpoint becomes our “lifely lifestyle." READ NOW

Spirit—Mind—Body Lifestyle

A brief overview of the “whole person”—spirit, mind, and body. READ NOW

The Return of Gaia

Get to know Gaia, the ancient Goddess of the Earth. After being displaced by modern science for more than 200 years, her concept of the Earth as a living self-regulating organism is returning. READ NOW

The Supreme Law of Life

Learn about the collection of spiritual and physical laws that exist forever and guide life forms to thrive in their aliveness. They are the secret to sustaining life. READ NOW

 

INDUSTRIALIZATION versus LIFE

life as defined by INDUSTRIALIZATION

life as defined by LIFE

products are machine made in complex factories products are handmade or with simple hand tools
high volume production driven by profits low volume production driven by need
"international" design for use in all locales design considers local and regional needs. materials and conditions
lifestyle includes lots of stuff simple lifestyle made up of essential needs and simple comforts
waste and excess efficient use of resources, use only what is needed
disconnected from the land integrated into ecosystem, follows local vernacular
intended for all-year use seasonally-appropriate
impersonal—made by unknown others personal—made by oneself or nearby artisans
consumers dependent on industry producers self-determined, self-reliant, and self-sufficient
fossil fuel transportation —drive, fly human-powered transportation—walk, bike
large amounts of nonrenewable fuels used small amounts of local renewable energy used
disposable durable
mass producded products exactly the same custom-created originals
mass communications—tv, radio, newspaper interpersonal communications—neighbor-to-neighbor, phone trees, newsletters, town meetings

 

LIVE AS LIFE!