Vision of the Future

I have a dream of what could be our future world.

In my dream the world is teeming with elk, deer, and antelope herds so abundant that we never have to buy meat from the store ever again. The streams, rivers, and springs always flow with clean drinkable water, so that we always have water to drink, for our gardens, and for all the other living beings. We no longer have any need for government infrastructure.

Sonoran Desert Spring – Photo by Susan H.

In my future world, human communities come together to take care of all the children, elderly, and disabled in our community, so never again does anyone need government assistance to survive. Every adult member of our community is expected to take part in care-giving. Our elders step up to guide our communities, and never again do we need government law to keep our communities healthy and thriving.

We become a classless society, so no one needs to do extra work that benefits upper classes who don’t even live in our communities. The two parent and single parent family units are disabled, and the community creates housing for every community member, depending on individual preferences. Even children are allowed to choose where they live.

Every woman is given the choice and the education they need to wisely limit the number of children they have. Our culture is such that no woman needs to be separated from her infant, and every member of our community is expected to watch after and teach older children. We teach each other skills and pass down knowledge.

We learn to live in balance with the land who feeds us. Every member of our community contributes. Some are gardeners, some are teachers, some are hunters, some are midwives and herbalists, others are builders. Some are storytellers, musicians, and weavers. Some are traders who bring back rare items from other healthy communities. We have potters and tanners. Everyone participates and the children eagerly learn to do something useful for our communities. We become wild humans who respect and care for the living world around us.

The good of all is our highest priority.

Humans become stewards of the land; we work to make the land where we live healthy and diverse. All the wild creatures want to live in the lands we care for. A few people choose to be farmers, and they care for small herds of cows, goats, sheep, and pigs where the land can sustain them. These animals choose to live near us and are no longer fenced in. Their population is kept small so that they do not damage the land.

We take from the land only what we need and defend the land from those who want to extract resources for profit. The buying and selling of land and resources is not allowed.

The health of our human communities mirrors the land where we live.

I have a dream of what could be. In my dream the world is teeming with elk, deer, and antelope herds so abundant that we never have to buy meat from the store ever again. The streams, rivers, and springs always flow with clean drinkable water, so that we always have water to drink, for our gardens, and for all the other living beings. We no longer have any need for government infrastructure.

In my future world, human communities come together to take care of all the children, elderly, and disabled in our community, so never again does anyone need government assistance to survive. Every adult member of our community is expected to take part in caregiving. Our elders step up to guide our communities, and never again do we need government law to keep our communities healthy and thriving. We become a classless society, so no one needs to do extra work that benefits upper classes who don’t even live in our communities. The two parent and single parent family units are disabled, and the community creates housing for every community member, depending on individual preferences. Even children are allowed to choose where they live. Every woman is given the choice and the education they need to wisely limit the number of children they have. Our culture is such that no woman needs to be separated from her infant, and every member of our community is expected to watch after and teach older children. We teach each other skills and pass down knowledge. We learn to live in balance with the land who feeds us. Every member of our community contributes. Some are gardeners, some are teachers, some are hunters, some are midwives and herbalists, others are builders. Some are storytellers and musicians and weavers. Some are traders who bring back rare items from other healthy communities.  We have potters and tanners. Everyone participates and the children eagerly learn to do something useful for our communities. We become wild humans who respect and care for the living world around us. The good of all is our highest priority.

Humans become stewards of the land; we work to make the land where we live healthy and diverse. All the wild creatures want to live in the lands we care for. A few people choose to be farmers, and they care for small herds of cows, goats, sheep, and pigs where the land can sustain them. These animals choose to live near us and are no longer fenced in. Their population is kept small so that they do not damage the land. We take from the land only what we need and defend the land from those who want to extract resources for profit. The buying and selling of land and resources is not allowed.

I dream of a world full of flowers and butterflies; a world where the land is full of sacred and mysteriously wild places. I dream of a world so abundant with life that we never again feel lonely.

Two queen butterflies and their favorite milkweeds flowers. Photo by Susan H.