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March 9, 2021

Responsibility is much more

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Being responsible used to mean, to me, as a teenager in the early 1970s, acting like my grandparents. Going to church, saving money, getting a haircut every few weeks, doing homework on time, not staying up late, voting for Doug Anthony (conservative politician).

Basically it was about being ‘mainstream’/straight. I rebelled, grew my hair, spent money, partied late and refused to vote.

Today responsibility, to me, has a a much deeper meaning.

It’s about ‘balance’.

A column in Echonetdaily (Here & Now) talks about ‘responsible land management’. I was a tad confused by it to be honest. I think permaculture is responsible land management from what I’ve read about it.


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