JayGrym

JayGrym wrote (edited )

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A reply to a similar question had a decent answer:

"We have to learn from everyone because, every single person has something new to teach us, he/she has a different way to handle every other issues hence we can be benefitted by this thing somewhere in life where every life situation demands a different you.

We have to follow no one just because we are the creator of our actions, our image of which none other than us has right to present and also because like everyone else we too had different style for anything"

Citation: Priya Gautam, https://www.quora.com/Why-should-we-learn-from-everyone-and-follow-no-one

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JayGrym wrote

I've been attempting to learn some primitive/medieval skills (flint knapping, woodworking, etc.) and it is difficult to find someone that can "mentor" me lol There aren't a lot of people around me using the old ways or the old tools (much like the tool they had to craft for the production of the Dhaka muslin, some of the skills and tools for primitive woodworking are near lost as well). I have to find niche youtube videos and scour the internet for hours to find some stuff. Skills that promote self sustainability are what I'm after. De-skilling is a real issue lol

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JayGrym wrote

Tbf, they do state the finished product has a thread count of 300 and a traditional pure Dhaka muslin had a thread count of 800-1200. It is a pretty cool achievement, though. I also appreciate how the article appropriately placed blame on consumerism and colonialism for the lost methods, villager debts, and extinction of the plant.

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JayGrym wrote

It helps to find alone time. I'm not sure what living arrangements you are in but maybe you guys can take turns outside for alone time.

It also helps to do something fun and informative as a family. It creates an overall positive atmosphere. I've been teaching my family about cordage making, knot tying, and weaving. I don't know much of any of it but I try to learn new stuff to teach them. My kids are still young (younger than 10) so they are easily entertained. So that makes it easy. It may not be of value I suppose to older kids.

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JayGrym wrote

My wife (not much of the gardening type normally) just started wild onions indoors. They're already growing sprouts, only been a few days. I think she wants to do more so we are probably going to buy large planters soon. I've been trying to get her interested in this stuff for awhile. If the pandemics done anything positive at all, its been the change of perspective people have adopted

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JayGrym wrote

If you see people shoplifting right now, you can perform a citizen's arrest and restrain them until law enforcement arrives. If they try to resist, remember you can defend yourself with deadly force if necessary.>

Oh my, the lawsuits after someone follows through with this... Are people really this...? I can't think of the proper word for it... Lol

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