If I read a few posts here correctly,some handy reductivist thinking here on the nature of civilization that (intended or not) carries a message which allows people the excuse to abdicate on their responsibility to attempt to affect change. "We have met the enemy and (s)he is us!" as Pogo would have it. Not a lot of patience for those who would lay the responsibility for social ills on the "gov't." in the first world particularly. How doe we re-pay for the wealth and health
that allows us the joy and luxury of recreating/boating?
Leaving ones country to cruise/escape is a serious decision and a luxury for most of us here. I say most because at 58 w/o a job in my economy I cannot afford a land-based life or even a slip aymore even if I wanted it. Though I worked in the civil justice movement for ten years as an attempt to repay my country I won't blame gov't for the conditions that force me out. I've made plenty of mistakes with money
, just glad I was able to buy Molly B and own my home outright!