losecontrol wrote:Perhaps this is a good time, for you who are receiving the "benefits" to consider breaking free from the system all together. Surely you must have thought about it?
I am guessing that receiving benefit from the state, whilst decrying it on here, does not sit comfortably with you.
Could you not band together, pool your resources, and go "off grid" or am I being too simplistic?
I think about off-grid living all the time. Even so, there seems little possibility of being totally free of the system, at the moment. We have friends from Tinkers Bubble in Somerset - one of very few eco-communities. They have had major problems with planning officers and still have many restrictions on what they can do.
If I had found my way here 5-10 years earlier I would probably be long gone now and happily living in my own little domain. Unfortunately, my physical and financial health make it more difficult. We have moved to get a bigger garden to grow food in and maintain a good circle of friends all seeking to learn the skills required for a better way of living closer to nature.
I worked and paid in for many years so do not have a problem with what I am getting back now. It would be really nice not to need it but it isn't a practical option... yet!
Freedom is nothing if it is not to live as you wish! Exactly as you wish! - Isaac Asimov