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Agrarian Based Economy VS Tech-Based Economy

As our society becomes more technology based with people living in the Metaverse and completely disconnected from reality with video games, artificial intelligence, and smart devices and children are being sucked into artificial realities like never before. This is motivating many families to get back to nature with Homesteading which is seeing a major resurgence in popularity. These families are done with the materialistic consumerism culture and want to rekindle what really matters in this world and give their children real life skills in creating their lives rather than being part of the toxic all-consuming culture, they value self-sustainability.

We moved from an agrarian based economy where cultivating the land is the primary source of wealth to an industrial based economy which included industrializing agriculture leading to the #4 reason kids are failing and the greatest heist of all time. Just as everything was being industrialized, we made the grave mistake of industrializing and institutionalizing childhood. Then we moved to a service based economy where the entire economy was based on providing services without anyone actually making or creating anything. This is why most all American manufacturing was outsourced to countries with cheap slave labor. Today, we live in a technology-based economy that is rapidly evolving to the point it is causing massive widespread disease while disconnecting our society from our roots. Most children today spend most of their childhoods living sedentary lives sitting in classrooms which is incredibly detrimental to their health and well-being.

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“If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would create something like a classroom.” ~ John J. Medina, Author of the New York Times Bestseller, [Brain Rules]

“In an agricultural society, or during a time of exploration and settlement, or hunting and fathering–which is to say, most of mankind’s history–energetic boys were particularly prized for their strength, speed, and agility. […] As recently as the 1950s, most families still had some kind of agricultural connection. Many of these children, girls as well as boys, would have been directing their energy and physicality in constructive ways: doing farm chores, baling hay, splashing in the swimming hole, climbing trees, racing to the sandlot for a game of baseball. Their unregimented play would have been steeped in nature.” ~ Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

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In the following post, Peter Gray discusses the wisdom of Hunter-Gatherers and how children are designed by nature to educate themselves: