“Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again.” ~Kurt Vonnegut
I believe that everything in our life can get better if we just simplify it. Our diet, activities, careers, homes and relationships don’t have to be that complicated in order for us to be successful, happy, or satisfied. The whole intent of this website is to teach people that by reverting to the habits of our primitive ancestors, we can actually thrive as human beings.
“One thing I know people will say to me is ‘Are you suggesting we go back to being hunter-gatherers?’” “That of course is an inane idea,” Ishmael said. “The … life-style isn’t about hunting and gathering, it’s about letting the rest of the community live.” ~Daniel Quinn, Ishmael
I know this concept may seem silly to most but you have to look at the length of time we have been on the earth. Look at how long we survived without antibiotics, iPads, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Globo Gym, or Grey Goose Vodka. As a species we survived without all of these things for a very very long time. Did the addition of these modern day things and practices really “advance” us as humans? Yes, we live longer but is our we healthier? Is there more or less war than there was then? More or less poverty? More or less starvation and oppression?
“There is enormous pressure on you to take a place in the story your culture is enacting in the world— any place at all.” ― Daniel Quinn, Ishmael
I am currently developing a process to help you get primitive and break free from the norm. The norm that you know doesn’t suit you. The process is as follows:
- Eat Primitively – First things first. Let’s clean up your diet and in turn, clean up your body. This is the first step because your body is the vessel that will carry you through this life. Do you want to be a jalopy full of trash, old food on the floor board, and running like shit? Or do you want to be a high performance, efficient machine?
- Move Primitively – Now that you feeling better, let’s move. Once your body is cleaned up and fine tuned, it’s time to get it out there and see what it can do. You will function better in every aspect in your life if you are fit and strong.
- Live Primitively– Un-burden your mind and simplify your life. Wal-mart carries around 140,000 products on their shelves. Aldi carries roughly 1,400. Which store would you rather be the manager of?
- Work Primitively – By now, because you simplified, your cost of living should be the lowest it’s ever been. No need to work that job you hate so much. Let’s find work you love or that has meaning.
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