The Simple Life

” Gone are the days that we actually worked hard for what we had, so we could enjoy the fruits of our labor, and compared to today’s world, a much simpler time”

I totally get the fact that we all want to be better and stronger moving forward, but at what expense have we today moved forward yes, but are we really better for it? Bsck in the day when the Farmer’s actually farmed, put in very long days, tending to their animals and whatever they were growing at the time? Whether it was fruits and vegtebles, wheat, corn etc… Very true it was hard work back then, but it was still a much simpler time as well, now within a society of many and the fact that everyone wants everything handed to them without working for it, makes for a time of great confusion, as were does the money and goods come from, to supply you free of charge?

The Farmer’s back in the day would go out and actually milk the cows, so they could process it and bring it to the stores to sell, now with all the technology, the Farmer’s do not even have to touch the cow’s anymore. Planting the seeds to grow so they could bring the fruits and veggies to market was a long and hard day, now with all the different tractor’s and equipment, it takes half the time, but seriously, it takes money to buy all the toys and the bells and whistles to achieve all the technology, so now as the Farmer’s have to pay for all this, plus their houses to live in, is it really that profitable? Maybe they make enough to have all the new technology, but at what cost does it come? Yes the consumer is the one who pays the price as all the prices of everything rises to cover the costs of the Farmer. It is all a big vicious circle, a circle that has many stressing on when their next meal will come? You have those who are living on the streets and eating out of the trash cans, simply because they for whatever reason are out there, because they can’t afford their lifestyle anymore. Then there are these Corporations out there that literally pay peanuts, while the top Executives are making enough to sustain a dozen people for a couple years. You think they really care of this? I have a News Flash for you, All they care about is you making them even more, so they can continue their plush exotic lifestyles.

Technology was suppose to make all of our lifestyles better, but the reslity of it is, we have strayed so far from the simple life, that we now have complicated our lives to no end. Technology has separated us all from one another to the point, we care nothing of one another anymore, as we have buried our empathy so deep within, it is like it does not exist anymore. It is like we all have bitten that forbidden fruit like Eve did, bringing all the complications, the chaos, and all the hate to each and everyone of us within this society of many.

Yes the simple life was a lot of hard work, building the house to live, cutting down the tree’s so you could split it with an Ax to fit in the fireplace and many cords of firewood also, going out on the hunt, so you can have protien to eat, making your own fishing pole to fish and stock the freezer, freezer you say? back then you smoked the fish after you cleaned it, so it will last longer for consumption. the cultivation of the soil to grow your crops for consumption, and there where many chores throughout the day, but the word chores, not many truly know what that word is today. Now we are so bent on getting free stuff from our Governments, that we have lost what it is to actually work anymore. I get that we all want to be better than we were, but how can you truly be better, if you are too lazy to work at being better, so you can really live the simple life?

When some talk about going camping, they are in a motor home or a trailer, that is called ” Glamping”, when you go camping and especially off grid camping, you are in a tent and lying on the ground, to listen to the heartbeat of the Earth. you go out and gather wood, chop it up and get it ready for the fire, and then make your fire pit to build the fire. The thing is, when you are off grid, it is so quiet that the stress just melts off your shoulders and you truly relax. Some may say it takes work to set the camp, yes it does, but it is work that gets you ready for the simplicity of being outdoors and off grid, not too mention, the peaceful quiet that you are about to be within.

It is so sad that, now when you go for a drive within the back roads of yesteryear, you see so many farms and their land abandoned, weeds are growing where the daily harvest used to be, so many Ghost Towns with buildings still standing with no people living or working inside, the change is all around us, but if you never go out and explore, you will never know that, others were there before we were even born into this society. We have become so arrogant in this society, we think we are the only ones to ever walk a path through this journey, and that is very sad of us all. With the cost of everything today, we are so busy working our daily jobs, that we take no time to simply stop, look around, to truly see all the beauty that is around us, instead we see nothing but ugliness, as we all become hurt with real pain everyday as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

We the people are all responsible for getting away from the simple life, even with all the technology we could of still had the simple life, just that we took the technology and flipped it into something that disturbs us all. I used to live out in Colorado, bought a 4×4 truck so I could get into the back country and, truly see what this planet was about. I saw towns with mills that would pull the gold and silver out of the mountsins, walked around these towns and saw how they were built, even without the technology we have today, those back then knew how to build, as a lot of the buildings were still standing today and at an elevation of 12,000 to 13,000 feet on a mountain. Yes that was a time that you worked hard for what you had, but at the same time it was a simple life away from the troubles that technology has brought today. Now I am not saying we should go back to these times, but maybe a glance back to see what worked, to make the changes we need, to truly be better and stronger moving forward. Some things back then may not work today and vice versa, but at least glance back to see, and I think we are smart ebough to figure it out?

Within today’s society we are so focused on ourselves and what we are doing, plus the fact that so many are moving so fast, especially driving the roads in a rush to go no where, that no one actually stops to actually look at what is around them anymore, nobody will see the true besuty of mother nature, instead they complain when it rains or snows. It is like that old saying, ” you can’t have your cake and eat it to”, This society has become so bitter, that the bitterness has more than overwhelmed them, it has consumed them to the point that they see nothing but ugliness and the dam media keeps bringing even more to all our plates. With a society being at the speed of light, it is sad that no one can see any beauty anymore. It is time for us all to slow down, stop, smell the roses, so we all can get back to the simple life, get back to being truly of who we are, and not portraying this sense of fake self towards one another, so we all can get to that peaceful carm, that the path of righteousness will bring to us all.

” The simple life yes can be a lot of work, but work to be proud of and work that keeps you being truly of who you are”

” We have taken the technology and spun it in ways that has hurt us greatly, time we actually turn it in the way it was suppose to be, to help us moving forward”

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