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Jan
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"People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize…

"People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them." – Jean Monnet

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  1. James O
    James O'Sullivan says:

    I've found that some people accept change when they understand the value.

  2. Chris George
    Chris George says:

    I accept the need to change because I understand the value. The problem is that I haven't changed my behaviour, even though I have changed my thinking. Why haven't I? Because the changes that I have accepted are systemic. And I cannot do it alone.

    Until a critical mass of people all accept change based on value there will be no change. But events have a way of forcing the issue. When faced with the reality of the crisis, suddenly change is on. I hope.

  3. Emily Bernier
    Emily Bernier says:

    We can't wait for the masses to see the light.. it may never happen in the way that we'd like it to. We can only change ourselves and how we relate to the world… If we don't get what we need from within, we are then at the mercy of all that is external to us.

  4. Chris George
    Chris George says:

    +Emily Bernier I have changed my thinking and I have changed my level of dependence on the systems that are destroying my kids future. Now, out of compassion for others in my community, I try to change minds. Our systems are breaking down. If I have taken the time to look after my life support in the form of local food, local economy and a solid barter network, it positions me to help others when the time comes for them. The more people I can encourage to lessen thei dependency, the more resilient my community becomes, as now others will have the same knowledge and the same skills that I have. And if I can encourage them to also be advocates for change, then the process will go that much faster.

    I am just not sure if there is time for this process to work itself out. So I have raised my voice and am running for public office in my community.

    We can't wait.

  5. Jon Murray
    Jon Murray says:

    Change is the only constant in our reality. Survival, then, will not always go the fastest and strongest, but to those who can adapt the quickest. (me)

  6. Samara Sonmor
    Samara Sonmor says:

    I'd rather adapt with a bunch of wide-awake, skilled, industrious, resilient, knowledgeable people living around me…

  7. Emily Bernier
    Emily Bernier says:

    You are walking the walk and talking the talk, +Chris George, that's awesome.  I respect the hell out of you for that. Anything we can do to lessen the blow is a good thing in my mind.  This shit is getting real. Drones are flying right over my house everyday now.

  8. Chris George
    Chris George says:

    +Emily Bernier If you are in a city the time to leave was yesterday.

  9. Emily Bernier
    Emily Bernier says:

    I have a house in the mountains two hours away. No drones up there!

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