A modern family’s journey of simplicity in the 21st century
So often as kids we were challenged to ask “what did they do back in the old days?” This practical exercise got us thinking – what do we really need, how can we do this in a simpler more back to basics way.
Since this blog is a reference to one of our favorite book series ‘Little House on the Prairie,” I thought it would be beneficial to ask: What would the Ingalls do? What would the Ingalls family think of today’s society? How would these pioneers teach us to be more practical.
How are you/your family pioneering a path backwards to a simpler, back to basics life?
Then of course, curious of the poised question, I Googled “Ingalls” and stumbled across a few fellow pioneers who’ve are/were contemplating the same thing!
There’s Lisa of Wordy Diva, “What Would Ma Ingalls Do” site (now defunk — which sadly hasn’t been updated in over three years) and Robbyn, of ‘The Back Forty‘ posing a series of post with a running “down home” pictorial dialog between Ma and Pa Ingalls.
Practical Solutions for Modern Times
It is easier, for a time, to go with the current; but how much more can be accomplished if we would all be honest in our talk. We all despise a coward, but we sometimes forget there is a moral as well as a physical cowardice…It is weakness to one’s personality and moral fiber to deny one’s opinions or falsify one’s self, while it throws broadcast into the world just that much more cowardice and untruth.
~Laura Ingalls Wilder
Care to join in this online discussion? Are you taking steps to reduce your impact by living a simpler more fulfilling life?
What practical “Ingallisms” do you practice or live by in this modern age? If you post your online conversation about this topic, don’t forget link to your post via the comment box below.
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