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    From: The Path From Survival to Significance
  • Sun, May 19, 2019 - 8:21pm

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    LesPhelps

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    Every thing in moderation, including moderation.

    Oliveoilguy,

    Over the last year I had four small servings of meat, while out to dinner with the redhead, more to keep her mollified than anything else.  She says she is done with that now, but I doubt she will ever entirely give up ice cream.

    One of the surprises is that I taste far more subtle flavors now that I’m not consuming the intense flavors in meat and processed food.

    Also, I’ve become a fair hand at baking wheat bread.

    Before I read “The China Study,” followed by a deep dive on nutritional research, my idea of a proper cut of meat was a large porterhouse.

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  • Sun, May 19, 2019 - 7:35pm

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    Oliveoilguy

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    Hi Robie

    Good to hear your “voice”.  Lots of changes and time to get back in touch with POP. You were always an inspiration to me on the level of farming that you did. I’m sure you made a lasting impact on your community.

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  • Sun, May 19, 2019 - 7:08pm

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    Olive Oil Guy?

    it is great to see you post, been missing you. I am sorry your time here wasn’t fruitful. Nathan just finished his first year of grad school and the horses, beeves, bees, gardens, and sheep are faring well. glad to see you are about.

    we have reduced our farm. not a commodity farm as much it was.

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    How much are good intentions worth?

    A number of years ago, I offered “free potatoes” to our church members. One member inquired on how far he would have to drive to get some. Another member asked, “Are they washed and bagged?” Somewhat dismayed, I ended up giving a large portion of them to the local food bank. They weren’t too fussy about the condition of the offered product. And to think that there are some segments of the population out there that dream about getting from New York to London in a hour and a half. Priorities and expectations  –  what has modern civilization wrought?

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    No matter who you vote for...

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  • Sun, May 19, 2019 - 2:32pm

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    Oliveoilguy

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    Share your successes

    hi Karenf,

    Whatever you have achieved will benefit someone else. There are people who need your guidance. Maybe through a group that is not comprised of likeminded people?

    At my church people have atrocious diets and it is a chance to connect on something that everyone is interested in.  …..ie. food. That’s an opening to discussion of resiliency.

     

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  • Sun, May 19, 2019 - 2:25pm

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    Oliveoilguy

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    Standard American Diet

    Thanks LesPhelps….could not agree more. I just harvested Red Potatoes and Storage Onions and planted 250 sweet potato slips. Gardening is hard work but the payback is in every bite of amazingly tasty and fresh food. We eat organic chicken and wild caught fish and zero fast food.

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    Not sure how to proceed

    I am through the survival and stability but not sure what to do next.  I have been wracking my brains for years for what to do next  and continue to draw blanks.  Nothing speaks to me or seems to be something that will have an impact.  How do I figure my next steps to success and significance?

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    Smaller Circles & Tribes ... for money's sake.

    It seems with each change/upgrade, I feel a further separation from the larger group of inheritors.  Significance with exclusivity … and at a fee.

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    LesPhelps

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    Thank you for a very interesting read. Three thoughts stuck with me when I was done reading, specifically, attention, connection and know yourself.

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    I was similarly struck when I heard an addiction expert say that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection.  That’s a powerful statement.  So much of our epidemic of opiate use, as well as the self-reported loneliness and isolation people are experiencing begins with a primary failure to connect with self.
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    Connection came from this part. Chris frequently mentions tribes. People in recovery programs use the word fellowship.

    We frequently lament the opioid addiction, but there is an elephant in the room. You can easily identify the elephant. Go to your nearest Super Walmart, with the intention of paying close attention to the people you see. Start when you get out of your car and are passing the dozens of handicapped parking spots. As you are returning to your car, ask yourself what addiction was glaringly obvious.

    Unlike opioids, tobacco and alcohol, the “Standard American Diet” addiction rate is very close to 100%.

    If you don’t think it’s an addiction, think back to the most shockingly flavorful bite of food you have ever eaten. Compare the rush from that bite with any other substance rush you have ever experienced. I can’t speak for you, but my first bite into a Cinnabon was a shocking rush.

    By any measure you choose, SAD is the elephant. It is destroying our health, economy and helping to destroy our planet, and you don’t even want to know how animals are being treated in a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation). What we do to farm animals these days makes the Nazis, during WWII, look like saints.

    CAFOs are required to produce the sheer volume of meat and dairy we eat today. There simply isn’t enough arable land to grain feed enough farm animals to satisfy our revved up eating habits.

    That is the subset of our current dilemma I will likely focus on, but effort will be required.

    Fellowships or tribes of people who don’t participate in the SAD are tiny and widely scattered, at this point. Fortunately, growth rates for the WFPB (healthy vegan) growth rates are double digit, at this point, but the base is so small that it will be a while, before their presence is widely noticed.

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