If enough people change their attitudes, if a sufficiently numerous group of people prepare, perhaps we will influence affairs and mitigate the effects of the collapse by our example. Take a good look at your children. Do you have confidence in the ability and moral fiber of your political and economic leaders? If the answer is yes, sleep easy, pal: your destiny and that of your family is in the hands of those I heartily hope regard you benevolently. But if the answer is no, you find yourself as a man or woman confronted with a choice — do nothing, or assume your responsibilities and act.
The choice is yours.
And it won’t be easy. It’s hard to change the world. Let us rather start by changing ourselves. Let us get rid of a lot of notions with which we have been conditioned and which we accepted without really questioning: infinite growth, happiness through consumption, freedom reduced to desire, wage labor, rush-hour traffic jams, the inversion of all values, and the manipulation of news and media.
We must learn to see the world differently, acquire new abilities, learn new trades, try new ways of working and thinking, rediscover the common good, and recreate strong social bonds.