Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life
How can we sustain ourselves in a world turned upside-down? That’s the central question of Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life. In this thought-provoking book, financial advisor and futurist James H. Lee explores the unprecedented challenges of the post-modern age.
Some see these problems–from financial chaos and exploding debt to career uncertainty and environmental worries–as proof that human society is on the verge of collapse. Lee looks past the doom and gloom and sees possibility instead. He asks, “What if the so-called ‘coming apocalypse’ leads not to societal collapse but a more resilient way of life? What if these global problems initiate a positive cultural transformation?”
There are signs of a grassroots revolution everywhere. The do-it-yourself ethos is bigger than ever. Homesteading is back. People are rethinking consumption and re-imagining lifestyles. From co-housing to co-working, makerbots to microfarms, and repurposing to retooling, a major shift is underway.
With equal parts honesty and optimism, Lee guides readers beyond our contemporary troubles and into the everyday lives of people and communities who are discovering practical, livable solutions. Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life is for those who recognize our global challenges are real… and are ready to do something about it.
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