Now more than ever, there exists a collective dream. Men and women are longing for something else, a different way of life. A way of life free of the pressures, dangers and dramas of big cities. We are longing for a simpler way of life.
More and more people are moving into the big cities of the world, seeking their fortune. Job opportunities are disproportionately concentraded in urban locations, making it increasingly difficult for anyone wanting to escape the overwhelming and unfulfilling life of big cities to achieve a self-sustaining, traditional life in the countryside. This, coupled with the extreme individualism and globalism so widely promoted by the mainstream media and the predominant culture of our time means that communities, real communities, are disappearing rapidly. Sons and daughters are going away to find their path, people are constantly moving from one place to another, and it is almost impossible to commit to a single place, to a single community, to a single home. And as a result, the values of family, ancestry, and even nationality, are suffering greatly. People all over the world are starting to feel that something is missing, that their loneliness is perhaps a consequence of a way of life that does not ensure a stable home, and a stable group of people that you can count on. We are finding out that the freedom to travel, move places, and know people from all over the world is not as fulfilling as the freedom to embrace your heritage, to commit to a single place and community and to create a family within a healthy, natural and self sustaining community.
The collective dream that is now being shared by many is a simple one: to find and own a piece of land in the countryside, to have some livestock, to have a few, trustworthy neighbors with similar values to yours, and to create a home where your children can grow playing freely surrounded by nature.
The collective dream that is now being shared by many is a simple one: to find and own a piece of land in the countryside, to have some livestock, to have a few, trustworthy neighbors with similar values to yours, and to create a home where your children can grow playing freely surrounded by nature. This is something that our very soul yearns to have, and it is one of the reasons why people are having trouble finding fulfillment in big cities. We need a community, we need a family and we need a place where our family name means something.
As i said before, fulfilling this dream is extremely difficult. Modernity does not make it easy for someone to simply leave the city, the place where "things happen". Regulations, lack of work opportunities, and our addiction to the pleasures and comfort of technology makes it hard for us to take the leap and return to more traditional ways of living. And, even if you somehow managed to create a self sustainable home in the countryside, you need other, likeminded people to join your community. Sure, you could be alone with your family, but a man needs friends to make manly things with, a woman needs friends to do womanly things with, and your children need friends other than their own kin. As you probably have experienced, it is not easy to convince your friends of anything, let alone something as trascendental as leaving every comfort they have and abandon the rat race in favor of something that they don't consider necessarily better.
Regulations, lack of work opportunities, and our addiction to the pleasures and comfort of technology makes it hard for us to take the leap and return to more traditional ways of living.
So how do we do it? How do we make that collective dream a reality? Well, a good start would be to start rejecting the culture that wants to kill all tradition. To return to forgotten values and start to help your friends and family do the same. Find likemindes people close to you, because geographical proximity is an absolute must to create a real community. Start to look for ways to become financially independent, the internet provides many avenues through which this can be done. That will help you lose the fear of not being able to find a job if you chose to move to a more rural location.
Do not give up on that dream. Going back to the communities that were once the backbone of western society is mandatory if we wish to avoid the globalized dystopia that we are headed towards. Maybe we succeed, maybe we don't. It is difficult. But we need an ideal to work towards, because that will give us purpose. And even if we do not succeed in fully achieving the dream of community living in the countryside, you'll grow as a man, you'll become a man of values, you'll appreciate your history, your family and your name. Keep this dream in mind, to remember what we've lost, and what we can recover. Even if we don't live long enough to see it, maybe our children or grandchildren will, and that is worth the effort.