i am now 18 years old, i first found out about PO in a semi-gaming magazine in an article that (basicly) mentioned all the uses of oil and that it was ending, it left me in an alternating mood for the remainder of my life untill now (and im not ending it, just so you know). alternating between being very upset and sad to slightly delighted, related to my love and hate relationship with the rest of the world and my family.
i have googled some since i came back from the vacation in which i became aware, now i'v already come from the phase of where i go sailing the world to some reclusive spot where i can live a happily ever after. I also dropped the plan of making a spectacular end of my existance in order to take revenge on the people i disliked and resented (regardless of wether or not they have best intentions with me), theyn will probably disappear either way. I am still relatively alone in my awareness of PO. I am lurking over news-bulletins and the economy-channel and other news agents, planning to change a community (from the size of a family and upwards) to a community that can maintain myself and themselves for generations to come.
now i have a few gripes with this place, all based off raw interpretations and written while hearing my class mates play computergames (while their supposed to be working on a project).
- The need to make everyone aware, is it truly neceserry!? the world population cannot by any remote chance maintain its current population, while it is very selfish to not care for the fate of other people i think you should considder the difference you can make. Whatever you do, the world population will shrink, die, get killed, murdered, raped, massacred and etcetera. There is no stopping that. Compare it to a big bomb, when exploded the surpluss energy generates a big sphere (overpopulation) and then implode on itself. In addition it is very unlikely population will just shrink to levels in which it can maintain itself by non-industrial standards
- I just havent seen many mentions of it, the climate is changing, holland (my home) will probably flood w/o proper maintenance. The future planning forum doesnt seem to take it into account. I have no admireable education but it seems obvious that some (if not many/all) places will face extensive climatic changes, as we are allready experiencing. Africa has a massive desert, it wasnt that 250 years ago. what about another 250 years in the future.
- Like the above, geopolitical climates will surely become very chaotic, if i am to believe everything i'd say that america will occupie the oil resources as soon as its people start to, i refuse to believe that governments will not turn bad once the "shit hits the fan" for the worse of their people.
- Short term and simple mindset, sure a self sufficïent community is nice but what if a tsunami kills it or nuclear war destroys another 250 years later it it's all a quite big effort for nothing.
I also have trouble with actually doing anything about it other then surfing on the internet, i dont harvest a lot of motivation from my enviroment. I plan on moving to england and 'converting' a family into an expanding community (consisting of PO'rs), altough i might have to revise this after i do some research on the global climate changes (both enviromental and political) and make a post about it.
If it helps any, i am diagnosed with PDDNOS and dont communicate a lot with my fellow people, im turned into myself and put a lot of thought into just about everything i am going to do. Hoping to banish any mistakes from my way of thinking.
I refuse to die.
Regards, sleep tight.