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Self-sufficiency is anything that helps you reduce the critical dependencies in life through self-empowerment. UPVOTE first-hand experience, DOWNVOTE anything that does not encourage discussion.

Self-sufficiency is not a single lifestyle choice.

Resources to help you live self sufficient.

Gardening, green energy, and do it yourself. Anything and anything to help you cut the umbilical cord and start relying on yourself.

This is for resources only. Please no articles talking about how good self sufficiency is. Only things that will help you do it.


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Rules

  1. No trolling, no discriminatory language
  2. No blog-spam
  3. No vlogs, product reviews or unboxing videos
  4. No discord server links

If you have a self-sufficiency blog or youtube channel:

Please don't flood the subreddit with your content. General rule of thumb: Post no more than once or twice a month. And unless the title is self-explanatory, please provide some context in the comments. Tell us what we can learn from your video and don't abandon your thread.


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How to Harvest Celery Seeds 🌿

1 Comment
2024/07/22
18:30 UTC

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Tackling MINERAL DEFICIENCY in our Goats with a MINERAL BUFFET

3 Comments
2024/07/16
11:45 UTC

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What’s the Biggest Goal You’ve Achieved and How Did You Do It? 🎯

5 Comments
2024/07/12
14:25 UTC

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What’s a Simple Self-Care Practice You Swear By? 🛀

16 Comments
2024/07/11
11:44 UTC

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Sounds sketch, can you prove me wrong?

The https://todaysgreenlivingtips.com/ website offer sounds too good to be true. Is anyone has convincing experiences related to this so called free energy device?

7 Comments
2024/07/10
00:17 UTC

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How do you stay positive during tough times?

13 Comments
2024/07/09
12:57 UTC

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What’s the Biggest Lesson You’ve Learned from a Mistake? 🌟

3 Comments
2024/07/08
20:07 UTC

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What’s the Best Piece of Life Advice You’ve Ever Received? 🌟

12 Comments
2024/07/08
13:59 UTC

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The Buck is Leaving

2 Comments
2024/07/08
11:43 UTC

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Social Stigmatization

Society often unfairly stigmatizes those who choose to be alone. This stigma can manifest in various ways:

  1. Cultural Norms and Expectations:

    • Many cultures place a high value on social connections, relationships, and family life. People who choose solitude may be seen as deviating from these norms and thus face judgment or misunderstanding.
  2. Stereotypes and Misconceptions:

    • Individuals who prefer to be alone are sometimes stereotyped as antisocial, lonely, or unhappy. These misconceptions fail to recognize that solitude can be a positive and fulfilling choice for many.
  3. Pressure to Conform:

    • There is often social pressure to conform to the idea that being constantly surrounded by others and actively social is the ideal state. This pressure can make those who enjoy solitude feel marginalized or misunderstood.
  4. Media Representation:

    • Media often portrays solitary individuals as troubled or eccentric, reinforcing negative stereotypes and failing to showcase the positive aspects of solitude and independence.
  5. Work and Social Environments:

    • In many workplaces and social settings, teamwork and group activities are highly emphasized, sometimes at the expense of recognizing the value of independent work and personal space.
  6. Mental Health Misunderstandings:

    • Choosing to be alone is sometimes mistakenly associated with mental health issues, leading to unwarranted concern or interventions from others.

Positive Aspects of Choosing Solitude

  • Personal Growth and Self-Reflection: Solitude can provide an opportunity for deep personal growth, self-reflection, and a better understanding of oneself.
  • Creativity and Productivity: Many people find they are more creative and productive when they have time alone to think and work without interruptions.
  • Autonomy and Independence: Solitude allows individuals to develop a strong sense of autonomy and independence, leading to greater self-reliance and confidence.
  • Peace and Calm: Being alone can offer a sense of peace and calm, providing a respite from the hustle and bustle of social interactions.

Encouraging a More Inclusive Perspective

To counteract the unfair stigma, it's important for society to:

  • Respect Individual Choices: Recognize and respect that people have different needs and preferences regarding social interaction.
  • Challenge Stereotypes: Actively challenge and debunk stereotypes about solitary individuals by promoting positive narratives and examples.
  • Promote Awareness: Increase awareness about the benefits of solitude and the distinction between loneliness and the choice to be alone.
  • Create Inclusive Environments: Design work and social environments that accommodate both group activities and the need for personal space.

By fostering a more inclusive and understanding perspective, society can better appreciate the diversity of individual preferences and the value of solitude.

2 Comments
2024/07/06
04:50 UTC

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Eleanor's 19 EGGS are ready to HATCH!!! How many babies will she have?

2 Comments
2024/07/01
16:39 UTC

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Mesquite wood for cooking

We have a type of mesquute in my country called Prosopis Juliflora and it is a red wood and has a very high BTU.

Its a highly invasive tree though has many benefits as well. The dried pods are high protein and energy levels and are good animal fodder to an extent as its also high in tanin and the sugar is Sucrose and can harm livestock if too much is eaten.

I want to burn it for cooking and heating as well as for electrification.

Do anyone have experience with heating/cooking systems as generators that use biomass?

Many thanks,

Ahmed Somaliland

1 Comment
2024/06/30
19:02 UTC

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15 BENEFITS of Raising Rabbits on Your Homestead

4 Comments
2024/06/24
12:10 UTC

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Join us for EVENING CHORES! And Eleanor is broody...

3 Comments
2024/06/20
11:41 UTC

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How we built our intentional community ecovillage in Auroville

1 Comment
2024/06/18
11:38 UTC

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Living off the land in the UK

I am trying to find out what the best county in the uk is to live off the land (best climate, rainfall and good soils).

Anyone have any insight into this?

12 Comments
2024/06/16
14:16 UTC

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Building a home: How do you protect stored food from rats, bugs and mold?

I plan to build a new home, in the tropics, where heat and humidity is a big deal.
How do I build a near perfect storage to protect my food from spoiling and getting mold and from rodents and roaches at the same time?

3 Comments
2024/06/14
13:41 UTC

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Community-owned vegetable gardens Curitiba Brazil

7 Comments
2024/06/14
03:08 UTC

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3D Printable Chicken Feeder V2.0

A better feeder for my girls.

2 Comments
2024/06/11
04:42 UTC

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What is Self sufficiency called?

I'm interested in fringe beliefs like Solipsism, cults, and manifesting to name a few. I wonder if there is a name for self sufficiency. A fringe example is the Palestine Gaza conflict. I feel like the people don't support themselves. They allow Hamas and Israel to buy and bully them and become beggars of food, land, health. It's one thing to focus on genocide from other parties or charity and kindness from outside, or neediness, futility, them being trapped. But those are opposite from self sufficiency. I'm curious what an extreme fringe focus on self sufficiency is called here. Something like what Ghandi did with his belief and actions. What is it called when someone refuses all help, all asking from others, all offers from others, and decides to support themselves only as an extreme? For example instead of asking if someone else will let them live somewhere, they take what's available like a park or doorway. If someone rich "lets" them stay in the park in exchange for anything, then they move on, preferring to not owe anyone. They allow themselves to pay fair rent, but not accept help or support from others. Is there a name for this besides self sufficient or indepent? I'm curious if there is a culty name for it.

5 Comments
2024/06/07
14:40 UTC

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Understanding of anothers action

Why do people lie

People lie for a variety of reasons, some more serious than others. Here are some of the most common reasons people lie:

Self-preservation: People often lie to avoid punishment or to protect themselves from harm. This could be anything from lying to your boss about why you're late to work to lying to a stranger about whether you're home alone.

Social protection: People may lie to avoid hurting someone's feelings or to avoid conflict. For example, you might tell a friend their haircut looks great even if you don't really like it.

Self-promotion: People sometimes lie to make themselves look better than they really are. This could involve exaggerating their accomplishments or lying about their qualifications for a job.

Why do people lie to themselves about reality

People lie to themselves for a variety of reasons, often to protect themselves from uncomfortable emotions or situations. Here are some common

reasons for self-deception:

Avoidance: Facing reality can be difficult,

especially if it means confronting painful truths or admitting shortcomings. Self-deception can be a way to avoid these negative emotions.

Self-esteem: People may lie to themselves to

maintain a positive self-image. For instance, someone might downplay their mistakes or convince themselves they're happy in a relationship to avoid confronting feelings of inadequacy.

Cognitive dissonance: This refers to mental

discomfort caused by holding conflicting beliefs. Self-deception can be a way to reduce this dissonance by denying or rationalizing away one of the beliefs.

9 Comments
2024/06/07
13:53 UTC

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Sprouted Luffa Seed Success: The Toilet Paper Roll Method🌱

1 Comment
2024/06/07
08:05 UTC

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Just CALM Down! Porch Time 2024

From Deep South Homestead

1 Comment
2024/06/06
16:11 UTC

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Every Man a Philosopher-King

4 Comments
2024/06/04
13:00 UTC

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Catching a WILD SWARM for FREE BEES!

3 Comments
2024/06/03
16:28 UTC

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Who is an Injustice Survivors? | Injustice Survivors| #injusticesurvivors

2 Comments
2024/06/02
22:27 UTC

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