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  1. My Personal Interests – see below
  2. Personal Health – press here for contents page
  3. The Good Life and Personal Happiness – press here for contents page
  4. Living With Less Technology – press here for contents page
  5. Personal Happiness – press here for contents page

My Personal Interests

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Body Stressors

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..living in a home with yard is considered a human right not a privilege gained with money” (page 18, The Good Life 7. Go to essay).

  • Do you agree or disagree?
  • What are your reasons?

Competing scenarios – which do you agree with?

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Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles

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Solutions: Human-The Person

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Solutions: Human-The Citizen

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Solutions: Local, Daily, Seasonal

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“… Of most importance, the information in these essays is not meant to be followed. I would like you to assess each idea, agree/disagree and give reasons for your personal point of view. Through this process you may also gain a better personal understanding of the ‘good life’ and ‘happiness'” (page 3, The Good Life 1).Go to:

“To summarize, in civilized societies, the citizen’s goal is to gain an income but has duties to consume and purchase property; the companies’ goal is to attain profits but has duties to provide the community with both employment places and goods; the governments’ goals is to be re-elected but has duties to provide social conditions that increase both company profits and public consumption. For the sake of humanity, everything on the planet must support these endeavors.” (page 4 in  ‘Nature is our real enemy’)

Personal Health

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Hints about gym work, e.g. technique, muscle balance and overcoming plateaus

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  • Personal Health: I spent many years in the fitness and sports industries in Australia and Japan. I give tips for home and gym enthusiasts.

The Good Life and Personal Happiness

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The Good Life: Seven essays explore how people can be happy when living in communities. Defines happiness and the good life by using permaculture as an example of the good life. But is permaculture the good life? Permaculture treats the Earth well…but are its citizens living the good life?

  • In fact, these essays act as an overview of another series of essays called “Living with Less Technology”.
The Good Life –  Quotes:

  • “I begin this series of essays with the pros and cons of permaculture  then move on to defining happiness. By defining happiness I create a list of necessary conditions needed to gain happiness. This list of necessary conditions is then used to assess both modern lifestyles and permaculture lifestyles. In the end, I define the good life and find ways to promote this lifestyle.” (page 2, Good Life 1)
  • “Fundamentally, leading moral lives include personal contributions to a stable planet and cohesive communities with personally-preferred behaviours for the advantage of both self and others” (page 4, Good Life 3)
  • “Happiness is not given, but earned; earned by behaviours restrictions and acceptance of responsibilities.” (page 9, Good Life 5)
  • “…let’s just play with this dream of people living with perfect happiness in their peaceful cohesive communities within their safe natural surroundings…let us consider promoting to modern people the dream of living sustainable lifestyles in a sustainable community” (page 2, Good Life 7)
  • “Promoting sustainable lifestyles in modern times requires messaging that is personal, positive, constructive and encouraging” (page 3, Good Life 7…more detailed information pages 11 -13) 

Living With Less Technology

Introduction

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Habitation Stressors

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Despoiler Stressors

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Body Stressor

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Mistreatment Stressors

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Discrimination Stressors

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Isolation Stressors

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Survivor Stressors

(Exploring Happiness)

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Conclusions

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Living with Less Technology – definitions of stressors

  • Habitation Stressors occur when people create life conditions that increase the impacts of planetary stressors on the human species.
  • Despoiler Stressors occur when people degrade the natural environment which, in turn, threatens human life.
  • Body Stressors occur when people degrade their own physical bodies due to their own lifestyle choices.
  • Mistreatment Stressors occur when people oppress or exploit other people.
  • Discrimination Stressors occur when people cannot access important resources due to socially-acceptable bias of dominant people.
  • Isolation Stressors occur when the individual cannot access important resources while fellow members in the community can.
  • Survivor Stressors (Exploring Happiness) occur when people survive but are unhappy due to their failure to behave to personal moral standards.

Personal Happiness

  • Personal Happiness: This is my original writing on the subject of personal happiness. This is a collection of essays which I completed around 2010. This series of essays is broad in scope, quite detailed and written in point form. However, even though my thoughts have evolved since these writings, they are the foundation of all my recent essays.

A: Introduction

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B: Preview Happiness

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C: Define Happiness

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D: Express Happiness

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E: Challenge Happiness

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F: Perfect Happiness

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G: Revisit Happiness

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H: Review Happiness

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I: Summarize My Happiness

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will we sit on the fence or will we get the job done

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