Again, your description of that lifestyle and how easy you think it would be to live it is naive.I am not suggesting that we should live a pioneering lifestyle, I am suggesting that we should have an alternative lifestyle just in case the modern lifestyle we currently are in suddenly collaspes upon itself.
You never asked that question. In the OP, you assumed, correctly, that people would be stressed out by losing a job. I'm no different: if I lost my job right now, it would be awful. I'd be in serious danger of losing my house.Russ you have not answer my question: How would you and most people who take our modern conveniences for granted react if they were suddenly snatched away from you?
Correct. So stop saying you could do it!But it is safe to say that most americans(myself included), would not know how to easily adapt to a different set of circumstances that is especially a large inconvenience to their lifestyle.
A significant fraction of the world population struggles for survival. About 1/3 of the world's population is under-fed and 1/3 is in danger of starvation:Russ, are you forgetting that most people on the planet don't live a modern lifestyle that we in the west do? Why aren't 3 billion people dead?
http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/present/stats.htmThe World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving- Since you've entered this site at least 200 people have died of starvation. Over 4 million will die this year.
This is despite modern farming that has the richest nations of the world (such as the US) sending (through exports or just giving it away) enormous quantities of food to developing countries.
Barely.How are those people who lack the modern conveniences that we in the west for granted surviving?
If I've read something that isn't there, I apologize, but you have said things that imply you don't think it would be difficult to live without modern conveniences and you also labeled such concerns as "minor".You are putting words in my mouth, Russ. If you look at one of my previous posts, I clearly said that I would freak out if my laptop and other electronics appliances I used on a daily basis inconvenienced me. I said I would not know how to react if such conveniences were permanently/temporarily destroyed because of a severe economic depression.
Fair enough.I don't want to replace the modern society I currently live in with a primitive society. I certainly did not suggest that a primitive lifestyle is superior to my modern lifestyle like you claimed I did. My biggest concern is how humans will adapt if modern society collaspes upon itself, particular the humans who live a lifestyle that convenience them the most compared to the rest of world ?
The answer is that if our society collapsed, it would be a disaster. And that answers the question in the op as well: it is reasonable to stress over such things happening because they would be disastrous.
Not many people kill themselves over such things, but virtually everyone stresses.If people were no longer able to provide store-bought food , what would you do in that situation to survive? It would be silly to kill yourself ; we are supposed to be an adaptable species.
The complete collapse of society is such a drastic thing that it isn't reasonable to try to prepare for it - it isn't possible to actually be prepared for it.
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