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Is Being Car Free Part of a Larger Move Towards Simplicity?

Old 09-10-05, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by BenyBen
wow, I can't say that I'm in a position to do this atm, but I'd love to. Please put pictures of your model here when it's done.
Okay, if it turns out alright I will I decided to go this route instead, though - https://www.make-stuff.com/kids/clay.html - the Baker's Clay recipe (flour, salt and water) and to bake it. It'll look more like the real thing. Be patient, though - I LOVE crafts but I'm IMMENSELY picky and I have to get it just right! (can you make clay candles in a 1:10 scale size?)
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Old 09-13-05, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by AlanK
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This has probably been discussed elsewhere, but is going car-free part of a move to a more simple lifestyle? For me, the answer is a definite yes. Over the past 10 years or so, I've been working to eliminate unnecessary elements from my life: cars, unhealthy food, clothes I don't wear anymore - basically anything extravagant or unnecessary. Unfortunately, I still watch TV, but hopefully I'll be able to beat that demon eventually.

It seems to me that most **** sapiens haven't learned an important principle of evolution: the simpler an organism is, the more adaptable it is. The perfect example of this is insects, especially cockroaches. These animals have survived for about 2.5 billion years because they are simple and highly adaptable. They consumer comparatively view resources, can subsist and almost anything, and can adapt to any climate except extreme cold.

Now I'm not saying we should become like insects - we can't. But we should learn from their success. Simpler is usually better.
HUMANS DON'T REALLY GET TO ENJOY LIFE THAT MUCH. I THINK THEY WANT ALL THEY CAN GET: BOATS, SNOWMOBILES, FAST CARS, MOTORCYCLES, BIG, FANCY, BEAUTIFUL. what was the question again?
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