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March 13, 2018
Am I A Luddite?
Some Thoughts On Where We Are And Where We’re Going
On a recent trip across the country by train, I fell into conversation with a man who owns a vacation cabin powered by solar panels. The remote setting of this cabin made living off the grid a practical choice for him. But as our conversation continued, he realized that my wife nd I have chosen to live off the grid even though we live in an area where power is readily available. We have also embraced the concept of voluntary simplicity and find this a comforting guide in a world where faster and more seem to be the operative words. At one point my new acquaintance asked me if I was a Luddite. I replied that I was not, at least according to the commonly accepted definition of that term which the dictionary defines as one who is opposed to technological change.