How to Make it Work
People who pull together survive. Those who are in it for themselves, don't. That's the way it's always been. Helping each other out, trading work for work or food for food, people know instinctively how to "make it work." Bad economy? Getting better? Getting worse? Who knows. The only thing we have to measure it with is our personal experience and that of those around us. We don't have the numbers or the reports, but that's okay. They don't make any difference anyway. They don't change anything. When most people still lived on farms or at least in the country, work trade offs were common. Neighbors helped each other because that's the way it was. It's sad to say "that's the way it was." Oh, I'm sure it's still like that in some places. Some communities, whether in the country or city, still share and help each other. I'm not saying it never happens. I'm just saying that it may not happen often enough for survival if things get really tough. Just sayin'.