So, a 9 to 5 is what I ended up with. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good job but I yearn for more. I want to get out more, I want to learn more, I want to engage with the land around me and connect with something that is more meaningful or gain knowledge that I can pass down to my children that is actually useful.
I fear we’ve lost our way amongst surviving and capitalism. Surely there’s a compromise, a happy middle-ground, where nature isn’t destroyed for throwaway gadgets and toys that bring short-lived happiness and food isn’t sprayed with toxic synthetic fertilisers to grow more and more, only to waste more and more.
Can we not all be custodians of nature? Can we not learn to love that which has taken millennia to form?
My hope is that we can. At We Are The Land, with the help of a like-minded community, we aim to develop small ways in which we can help our local areas. Small ways in which we can learn more and be less reliant on big corporations and the oil industry. Small ways in which we can gather together as a community and introduce young and old to the cause. All these small ways in which we change or help or support individuals make bigger changes in society.
We need to be the change, we can be the change. Join us on our journey towards self-reliance, mental and physical health and knowledge.