Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer, he shares his experience in his book of an alternative way of farming, and why, our days a lot of things are not normal.

 

You can deliver chicks through the mail :-) because they spend 3 weeks to lay the eggs without eating too much :-)

 

Yes, it’s work, but so is trying to figure out what to do with unruly youthful hormones at 2 a.m.

Historically, normal youthful development entailed a meaningful contribution to the household. Work defines the individual.

 

What does that do for the personhood of a child? All of us crave affirmation, especially affirmation that genuinely recognizes our contribution to society. Being able to touch others in a meaningful way with our gifts and talents creates reciprocal affirmation.

 

Our societal paralysis to leverage youthful energy in a more meaningful way than soccer, ballet, and video games indicates profound imagination constipation. This protective timidity that denies our young people risk and self-actualization keeps them from attaining emotional, economic, and spiritual maturity

 

note : I stopped reading at the chapter : Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetate—Yum!