The Greeks

The Greeks

They were an extraordinary people born of white rock and blue sea. They invented democracy, distilled logic and reason, wrote plays to plumb the deepest recesses of the soul, and captured the perfection of the human form in athletics and art. Quite simply, the Greeks created our world…

Tiny House Movement

Tiny House Movement

“The tiny house movement (also known as the ‘small house movement’) is an architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. There is currently no set definition as to what constitutes as a tiny house. However, a residential structure under 500 square feet is generally considered a tiny home. The tiny house movement promotes financial prudence, economically safe, shared community experiences, and a shift in consumerism-driven mindsets.”

— Wikipedia

How Civilizations Collapse

How Civilizations Collapse

Luke Kemp writes:

Collapse can be defined as a rapid and enduring loss of population, identity and socio-economic complexity. Public services crumble and disorder ensues as government loses control of its monopoly on violence. Virtually all past civilisations have faced this fate. Some recovered or transformed, such as the Chinese and Egyptian. Other collapses were permanent, as was the case of Easter Island. Sometimes the cities at the epicentre of collapse are revived, as was the case with Rome. In other cases, such as the Mayan ruins, they are left abandoned as a mausoleum for future tourists. What can this tell us about the future of global modern civilisation?