We, living today, depend on vast other persons to make life the modern way. As long as this remains available to us, we should be ok. Will it remain this way? Will it get even better? Worse?
I watched a video on Amazon Prime a few days ago called “The Hermit of Gully Lake”. It
is a documentary of an old Canadian Army deserter who lived many decades in a harsh
Canadian wilderness without ever seeing a doctor, dentist, baker, grocery store or in
fact many people at all. Not a life that would be chosen by any but an extremely few humans.
But he was able to live this way and die this way to a ripe old age.
Very few videos have had the effect on me that this one has. I have thought about what
this must have been like and how many among the millions of people alive today could
or would attempt this.
How much of what you think is absolutely necessary in life could you do without?