ORIENTED TO LIFE
LIVE MORE LIFELY!
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Lifely is part of The Lifely Group, a suite of websites that explores how we humans can view ourselves as living organisms that successfully integrate ourselves within the living systems of the Earth, as all other species do.
The following links contain explanations of the basic principles of our Lifely philosophy. This is just a beginning. Many more details are to come. This is the foundation.
The Meaning of Lifely
Learn the definition of lifely, life, and the human species. READ NOW
The Good Human
Each one of us is inherently good. Learn more about our human nature and how to be a good human in daily life. READ NOW
Discover how to create a household, how to shop for that which supports life, and how to be a “customer of commerce." READ NOW
The Lifely Lifestyle
Lifestyle goes way beyond the style of products we choose, In fact, a lifestyle is the way in which a person or group chooses to live, as an expression of their beliefs and values. Learn about the elements of lifestyle and see how our lifely viewpoint becomes our “lifely lifestyle." READ NOW
A brief overview of the “whole person”—spirit, mind, and body. READ NOW
The Return of Gaia
Get to know Gaia, the ancient Goddess of the Earth. After being displaced by modern science for more than 200 years, her concept of the Earth as a living self-regulating organism is returning. READ NOW
The Supreme Law of Life
Learn about the collection of spiritual and physical laws that exist forever and guide life forms to thrive in their aliveness. They are the secret to sustaining life. READ NOW
|INDUSTRIALIZATION versus LIFE|
life as defined by INDUSTRIALIZATION
life as defined by LIFE
|products are machine made in complex factories||products are handmade or with simple hand tools|
|high volume production driven by profits||low volume production driven by need|
|"international" design for use in all locales||design considers local and regional needs. materials and conditions|
|lifestyle includes lots of stuff||simple lifestyle made up of essential needs and simple comforts|
|waste and excess||efficient use of resources, use only what is needed|
|disconnected from the land||integrated into ecosystem, follows local vernacular|
|intended for all-year use||seasonally-appropriate|
|impersonal—made by unknown others||personal—made by oneself or nearby artisans|
|consumers dependent on industry||producers self-determined, self-reliant, and self-sufficient|
|fossil fuel transportation —drive, fly||human-powered transportation—walk, bike|
|large amounts of nonrenewable fuels used||small amounts of local renewable energy used|
|mass producded products exactly the same||custom-created originals|
|mass communications—tv, radio, newspaper||interpersonal communications—neighbor-to-neighbor, phone trees, newsletters, town meetings|