IV ~ COMMITMENT X

            Homes vs. Housing

 

lao-tzu

 

We found in the last couple of pages that:

 

“Contentment is the greatest treasure.”

– Lao Tzu

 

Jim Davis had an amusing way of putting it:

 

“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.”

 

cat at rest

 

 

 

In the second part of this series, “Contentment”

we found also that:

                  anna pavlova

“The right to happiness is fundamental.”

– Anna Pavlova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamental.

Intrinsic.

Not dependent upon any outside factor.

In most cultures of this planet throughout time, everyone had intrinsic value. Self-esteem was not an issue. (Remember the Dalai Lama’s reaction to the very idea that such might not be the case?)

Neither was a home.

If you were the type of person who by necessity or inclination worked part time, then your home was a hut.

If you were both naturally industrious and healthy, your home was a slightly nicer hut.

 

native hut

 

 

yours foolie

as has been mentioned in the foregoing pages

has lived in huts.

 

And in teepees,

 

tipi

 

 

yurts,

 

yurt

 

 

sheds,

 

shed

 

 

tents,

 

tent

 

 

vans,

 

van home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

campers,

 

camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and geodesic domes.

 

geodesic dome 2

 

 

 

These simpler homes

when a harmonious spirit prevails within them

have much more to recommend them than one might think who had never experienced any of them personally.

Most of them are illegal in our own culture, of course. And dangerous.

Everything’s very dangerous among we “enlightened”, “civilized” moderns, isn’t it? And getting more so every day…

 

 

(Is that okay with you, dear reader?

Something you want to roll over for? Do nothing about?

Something you want later on to have to tell the reporter you “didn’t really notice”? “Didn’t think much about at all?”

Well, is it?)

 

 

 

rape_Rate

 

 

It is for the bone-chilling reason illustrated in the above chart, among many others

that having no home whatsoever

~ at least for the middle-aged, semi-invalid Caucasian female which yours foolie is ~

constitutes true suffering.

 

 

 

homelessness

 

 

yours foolie  Contact yours foolie:

 

 

 

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