The heartland of generations of young boys and girls becoming responsible adults.
It’s 2023, what a farm, green pastures, and livestock? A young child may ask. Well child you see times have changed drastically. Once upon a time before the rapid population growth, all these subdivisions once were farmland. The fresh air, smell of fresh cut grass, or horse manure. The sound of crickets, throughout the night, deer grazing for food, living off the land, people offered honest hearts, and life had values in manual labor. In God we trust, we had a purpose for financial security. Life had love in nature, the environment, and one another. Farmland was all means of hard work, values, trust, love and life skills. A farmer depended on the physical and mental developmental abilities to survive. Times of wisdom that was taught and carried on from generation to generation. A dedication to the hard work and financial security, yet motivated by pride and roots of wisdom. strength and developmental knowledge of manual labor..
The meaning of manual labor and life skills – a man of all trades – a farmer. Without a degree, skills of a teacher, doctor, veterinarian, mechanic, carpenter, roofer, agriculture, butcher, entrepreneur, tradesman, etc,. Thinking outside the box was an ability to problem solve and trust in one’s self. One’s mental health was a priority to overcome the challenges of farming. A true dedication to sacrifice days of physical labor to support a family and harvest for financial growth.
A farmer worked 365 days of long hours, daylight to the dark of work everyday. Farmers were workhorses to work ethic – carried traditional roots of ancestors and throughout many generations. Values and morals to life skills were passed on to new generations. Knowledge and skill followed with the experience at a young age. Hands on manual labor that inspired pride and stability.
Farmland was once an important part of our country’s landscape. Growing up on a farm meant days filled with hard work from dawn to dusk and long nights spent worrying about the upcoming harvest. Despite the demanding hours and challenging conditions, it was on the farm where many of us learned important lessons in perseverance, resourcefulness, and responsibility that have helped us to thrive. Life on the farm provided plenty of fresh produce, dairy, and meat, as well as economic and financial security for the farmers and their families. From plowing fields and tending to the livestock, to milking the cows and gathering the eggs, farmers used their land to sustain themselves and to supply others. These farmers worked tirelessly and with a great deal of dedication, despite knowing that failure was always a possibility. Rain could make a harvest unsuccessful, the sun could turn crops to dust, and drought could mean that a harvest would not even happen.
But these hard-working people were not afraid of hard work, and were rewarded for their hard work with financial security and a feeling of pride. Farmers learned to trust in their own resourcefulness and develop solutions for any problem. There was no technology or machinery to take care of every task, so these dedicated farmers found other ways. From developing crop rotations, to gathering resources to protect against the unpredictable weather, farmers found solutions that ensured that their crops would stay safe and provide for them for years to come. Life on the farm was hard but it was also rich.
It was the birthplace of many generations of Americans, providing the platform for success that helped build our nation. On the farm, working harder meant living richer, and it is a lesson we can all take with us, no matter where we are now.
With the world quickly growing and the population on the rise, there are many consequences of overcrowding. From a shortage of available housing to a decrease in the overall quality of life, overpopulation is causing an immense strain on our planet. But how did it come to this? One factor leading to overpopulation is the drastic expansion of urban development. New housing is being built at an alarming rate, including single family homes, apartment complexes, and large residential blocks. As cities and towns become overcrowded, more rural areas are transformed into industrial and commercial areas, leaving even less room for traditional dwellings. This increase in available housing options has resulted in a booming population of both individuals and families. However, as the population rises, so do the challenges. Despite having access to an array of homes and apartments, more and more people are living in smaller living spaces, making life far from comfortable.
Furthermore, many resources like land and food are increasingly in high demand and are depleting rapidly. In addition, our natural habitats and ecosystems are rapidly shrinking, resulting in mass extinctions of some of the planet’s most important species. These challenges lead us to another very important question: how can we solve overpopulation? Scientists have been working to come up with effective solutions, with one being the potential of a COVID-19 vaccine to slow reproduction. Vaccines can provide immunity to individuals, helping them to remain healthy while reducing their ability to reproduce. Although this solution is still in its infancy, its long-term effects could provide a substantial decrease in the global population. Furthermore, there is the more drastic solution of disease wiping out hundreds of thousands of people. Whether or not this is a plan to reduce population remains a controversial debate. Many people worry about its effects, citing an erosion of fundamental rights as a result of drastic reduction of population.
In the end, it is important to remember that overpopulation is an issue of global magnitude, and requires global solutions. We must work together to address the consequences of this ever-growing population, as it is likely to lead to greater problems for our planet in the future. From finding ways to decrease overcrowding in cities and towns, to creating viable solutions to reduce the population in general, it is vital that we come together to ensure the safety and well-being of the future generations to come.
Those drastic changes in developmental expansion, technology, and artificial intelligence brought the farmer out. A new era generation that has no life skills of wisdom, hands on manual labor, or financial stability. Nature’s animals are lost in faded dust, from equipment pushing dirt, and another farm is sold by the children or grandchildren of a dedicated generation farmer. A large piece of history, divided into multi-million dollar subdivisions. Land that once had history, the sweat, tears, and wounds of financial challenges – yet pride and riches proved manual labor and dedication provided for generations. A closed chapter to the importance of life skills and wisdom- pushed into piles of dirt. As the children and grandchildren are rewarded with pride and financial stability. Wealth for manual labor of many years of sacrifice, just for showing up. The riches of a successful farmer dreams, “SOLD” because those who lacked the skill or wisdom of generation of farmers. Even though change comes with growth and demand, life skills and values are piles of dirt, pushed into history. Overpopulation forces smaller living spaces and crowd roads. development of commercials and residential property – rewarded riches by inheritance and pride that’s history, once upon a time of farm land and a farmer – “SOLD” to developer.
Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋