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Old 24.04.2020, 12:44
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Yet all this works without huge amounts of free money being thrown around to oil the cogs.
All this works because huge amounts of free money is not being thrown around to oil the cogs. This supports what I said.

Not only restraint. It breeds pride and honor. And there are other motivation levels than cash, cushy or assurance. There are certain early taught competences, self reliance and self sufficiency that are needed more than top down provided security or cash. In fact, there is very little top down here traditionally hence the self reliance and self sustainability skills. You account to yourself for the situation you are in.. Mix with some risk, some intellectual curiosity and there you go.

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How can you transfer that sort of civic culture to less functional countries?
You mean individual, personal responsability so the whole collective can grow without worrying about selfishness? Schools. Schools not compensating for the role of family or a wider community. Here the school doesn't. There is no free lunch here. It gets loaned.

The collectiveness exists here big time, I think it is because self reliance makes peple less worried about themselves and they can worry about others and help them. Especially now in this crisis people pull together. Everybody hangs at their window at 9pm here and appreciates the heros and for a bit of quasi social life but mosf of all, to check if everyone else is doing ok.
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