About Highly Uncivilized
We are trying to live better, plain and simple.
For reasons of personal ethics, health, and “pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness” we have found that reducing our wastefulness and thinking about our actions impacts and is linked to the foundations of our beliefs. We want our actions and our lifestyle to be more completely in alignment with these core values. Healthy choices can sometimes increase your cost of living, if done all through retail, but learning how to do some of this ourselves defrays a lot of this cost.
Basic skills like gardening, fixing a clock, or sewing on a button help reconnect us to the decisions we make and how these decisions effect us and those around us. They also help us to value and build thankfulness for what we have. Trying to live more resourcefully can give us more to share with others, or restore precious time back into daily living. Living Better in this sense reduces our footprint on our little patch of dirt and the world around us.
Some of our experiments tend to take us a little bit out of the mainstream, cover us with dirt, and require some duct-tape, and are contrary to the shiny-new-red-sportscar path that civilization is currently on.
HighlyUncivilized Hall of Fame
Farm-o-losopher Someone who effectively explains an approach to thinking and living through models of nature. Masanobu Fukuoka demonstrates the ability to synthesize farming and philosophy in his classic, The One-Straw Revolution.