| Meaning of Self-sufficiency|
Today we live in the period of rapid globalization.
We are also living in the period of immature, and idiot analysts telling us why self-sufficiency
is bad (link to John Downen's opinion that self-sufficiency leads to
I call them idiots because they have not understood the fundamentals of
Self-sufficiency means that you look inside, not outside for
survival and growth. It is a profound concept and has deep roots in philosophy
(as in strength of character), religion (carrying one's own burden), and economy
(a self-sufficient body is a strong body). It is a time-tested formula, that is
as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.
The idiots are saying "We can't grow our own food anymore, so
self-sufficiency is bad. We can't make our own cloth, so Gandhi was a
Self-sufficiency means only that you will not consume more than what you can
produce, or will not spend more than what you can earn. It just means that you will stand on your own feet. It has nothing to do
with exchange of services, in fact, exchange of products and services at a fair
value is an essential characteristic of a self-sufficient economy.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Monday, July 28, 2003|
Last Modified: 7/28/2003