My family living rurally up north are a lot more self-reliant than my friends living down south in metropolitan cities.
The weather in the south is a lot warmer plus the job market is more stable than the countryside of the northern midwest. My family is made up of a number of purple collar heroes with an excellent labor ethic as well. My Mom taught me not just how to save currency, but also how to grow food out of a rue of dirt in the backyard. He also taught me about maintenance plus maintenance regarding tools, machines, plus appliances so I would not always be forced to rely on luxurious professionals to help me out of every strenuous bind. I’ll never forget the amount of self-satisfaction I felt when I fixed the family car for the first time. It needed current brake pads plus my Mom showed me how to do everything ahead of time. Now I do everything from my own oil changes all the way up to general repairs plus maintenance. But another feature of my family’s self-reliance was surviving in extremely freezing conditions every single year despite temperatures getting down to 20 degrees below zero. The two of us always had a laboring furnace, but the cost to rely on a furnace as your sole source of Winter heat is astronomically luxurious. That’s why the two of us always had at least multiple wood stoves running in the current home to get the heating process started plus stop us from needing the furnace on at all times during the freezing Winter season. I was taught how to chop my own wood at the age of 12 plus soon started helping my father stockpile every year.