Here's an article to make us think a bit deeper about our dreams. I agree with it whole heartily. It links in to wider Transition Towns concepts well:
Very true. I just came across this the other day (it was mentioned on the radio) and I think it drives home what it would mean to try and be truly self reliant. Not very desirable! http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/For-40-Years-This...
..hope this link works..