The quality of our lives matters.
We don't have the political clout to change economic policy in our favor. We have to adapt to economic conditions that will favor the rich for a long time. If we can't become wealthy ourselves, we have to learn to think like the wealthy think, to anticipate their moves.
Debt is not a good thing to have.
Find a cheap, warm place to live. Stay close to clean water.
Try to think of yourself as a producer.
Cooperate. Contribute. Serve. Hold fast. Don't fall through the cracks.