Versatility in the 21st Century
It’s not survival of the strongest, it’s survival of the fittest. Fit meaning the ability to fit into a forever changing environment. In other words, the greater your ability to adapt to changing environments, the higher your chance of survival. The current environment, with Covid-19 running rampant, is terrible for people in certain vocations. I have a lot to say about the over-generalist nature of the Japanese public servant, but in situations that change unpredictably at a fast pace, I can see why you would want to be in that position. Even better would be to be a generalist, but with a few (contrasting if possible) specialisations from which to build income. That gives you versatility, and increases your chances of survival in such volatile times.
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Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.
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