What Does It Take to Survive?

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You need:

A. Food

B. Not to die

Problem A is no big problem.

Problem B is guaranteed whenever it happens.

I’m not being all ‘school teachery’ here. These are subjects I’ve long studied and taught, and for me are now coming home to roost.

Meaning that my days are numbered, and the number is low. I could easily (and hopefully) be dead in a week.

No, this doesn’t bother me, but at a guess, it probably bothers you.

Get a life.

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Look. My subtitle said about life, “what if you don’t anyway.” Meaning that you’ll die some day. Hopefully you understand that.

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Survival is so damned easy. You need a certain amount of calories a day. That’s pretty much the whole deal.

I’m a writer and a scientist and I need a lot of calories, like about 10,000 calories a day. I may be dying, but I’m not dead. So I buy whole chickens and big cuts of pork, and then lentils and split peas to make a soup.

Food is the meaning of life.

Don’t forget though: death is also the meaning of life.

You might want to read some Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. I sure have.

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Let’s see. Did I tell the whole story?

Yeah, mostly. You need to eat and you need to sleep safely. That’s the whole deal. (Everything else is capitalistic gravy.)

… Fred Ermlich

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Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com

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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich

Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com