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  1. Buddy Lindsey
    Buddy Lindsey says:

    I listened to this as soon as it downloaded in overcast. I got up and just took a walk outside while listening at 2x so I could concentrate on it.

    Someone on the show mentioned, I think Jack, that anyone that has built a successful community has 10 that have burned and died.

    I have really been thinking about it, and about why I have a hard time staring a community.

    I really want to be involved in a community of like minded people with similar goals. However, I think one of my personal biggest failings is I am terrible about being a part of a community. I have this kind of hot and cold thing I do. I go hard for a while then “burn out” and step back and recharge, and go again. This isn’t, necessarily, great for consistency in a community.

    I also at times feel like I join a community, and I help other people towards their goals. However, it seems like mine never get worked on, so I get frustrated because I want to accomplish stuff too.

    That is kind of my brain dump of problems I have had. It would be nice to hear something on. “How to be a good member of a community”

    Am I over thinking things?
    Am I just a terrible person?
    Am I fundamentally misunderstanding something?

    This has been a problem I have felt lost on for years, and I just don’t know how to solve. I feel like I am in the situation where I am to emotionally involved to see the problem, and how to solve it.

    • goose
      goose says:

      This may sound overly simplistic, but to be a good member of a community you need to participate in it. That does not however have to mean every moment of every day. But just as you would be purposeful about time you invest in a marriage or friendship, investing in the community is important. Building social capital over time is what leads to the community investing back in you. Does that mean you have to work your brains off for other people to earn the capital – not necessarily. But trust, time, helping others in the community, being a resource when it makes sense — all these things help. Perhaps the best thing I can say is examine your expectations for yourself in the community, and for the community in your life. The false communities created through governments grouping same with same have fuzzied the definition so much that it can be tough to know what is reasonable from an expectations standpoint in this topic — ultimately it is up to you to figure it out.

  2. Russ
    Russ says:

    I’d really like to start a community in Northern Michigan but at the same time I have a family business in the suburbs. I think there’s a lot of people that are rooted too much in the system that it makes it difficult to get away from. Maybe a community with some permanent residents and some that are commuters. Also I think as we rewild we need to keep up with technology. I think we want some of the past back but the comforts of modern technology. Not the best writer but hope that gets my point across. I’m a carpenter that’s just trying to learn more about hunting, fishing, permaculture, and a self sustaining lifestyle. Love the show can’t wait to hear more.


  3. Sally McWilson
    Sally McWilson says:

    Whether mobs or stormtroopers or smothering Karens, as humanity attempts to survive through the dim age, the only light I see at the end of the tunnel is from the glow of having encouraged more hearts to defend themselves by educating more minds to “From what?” Honk.

  4. Joe Agora/Tundra/Walker
    Joe Agora/Tundra/Walker says:

    There are lots of people who really do believe in liberty, but just don’t have a clue how to unloose their goose.

    In my opinion, the number one way to really get people out of the control of government, is to make crypto easy for the normies. There are huge crypto communities, but for your average wannabe Agorist, understanding anything about crypto is too steep of a learning curve. They don’t even know where to start.

    I think crypto is here to stay, but from the outside looking in, it seem to be tracking a lot like the history of Linux. Sure, the people who love it, REALLY love it. Some of us would love to give it a go but more often or not, we run into the “It’s not a version…it’s a distro”, guy.

    It doesn’t take meeting too many of those guys before one is inclined to say, Fuck It.

    Part of it is going to come down to marketing…not in a sleazy way…in a promote something awesome kind of way. I don’t have the answers but, ‘how do we get more normies into crypto?’, should be one of the questions being asked.

  5. Rob Kaiser
    Rob Kaiser says:

    So far…so good. This podcast series is perfect for this year. Hindsight is *now* – and we’re on the cusp of creating something that we’ll all reflect back on when we’re old(er) and gray(er). Look forward to where this is all taking us, everyone. I’ll be responding to Curtis’ video challenge by the end of the week after assembling a few more talking points on the final points that Curtis addressed. Keep it up and look forward to contributing to all of this and beyond with each and every one of you.

  6. BrentCR
    BrentCR says:

    Great group thanks you all! I bugged out to jungle in Costa Rica in the late 90s and have found myself in a completely unorganized crippled community with heaps of potential, untapped and never cohering. Frustrated I abandoned by dreams of thriving community and focused on thriving self , only to come out of my cave to surf and occasionally party. COVID germ police prohibited the three things I had left, surfing , socializing ,and ability to travel. Now I’m pissed and forced to come out of hibernation into cybernation. All my electronics failed years ago , killed by salt air , humidity ,ants , keypad eating roaches ,mold and fungi, and multiple times. Now I’m relearning how to use computers , got my first cellphone in 57 years , started reeducating myself and like Joe ATW above would like to hear about some cryptocurrency And encryptions for Normies and techno retards like me just coming out of hibernation . Time For me to expand from Fakebook Click and complain to action packed platforms like freedom cells ,unleashed geese and Gemstone University to polish up this crusty old gem and let it shine again. Thanks again all for your inspiration and sharing your expertise.

  7. Eli
    Eli says:

    I’m disappointed because I was really enjoying this podcast episode and considering sharing with friends until near the end the tone really shifted towards a strong anti-urban bias that used NYC as a scapegoat for the apparent rural preferences of the show hosts. You all had seemed like careful nuanced thinkers up until this point so I expected some discussion about why, perhaps, maybe NYC may not be a great stand in for a thriving dense community but everyone seemed to accept the simple paradigm: lots of people=bad, suburban/rural sprawl=good/better. Surely some of you realize the enormous resources poured into funding our national obsession with sprawl, but disappointed nobody cared to chime in.

    • Spirkodamus
      Spirkodamus says:

      Well that is too bad, we all wake up every morning and our first thought is “gee I really hope we don’t upset Eli today”.

      Live where ever you want but if opinions disappoint you, I suggest you don’t listen to podcasts.

  8. Eli
    Eli says:

    A podcast that isn’t interested in feedback about careless opinions is definitely one I won’t be tuning into further.


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