I read this paper about “Blue Zones” regarding life expectancy and what have in common those areas. One interesting thing, checking the map, those blue zones are not in extreme weather regions and three of them are islands.
So these are the 9 points those communities have in common:
- Move naturally (no climbing 🙁 )
- Downshift (disconnect)
- 80% rule (dont get full)
- Belong (faith, philosophy)
- Loved one first
- (Correct) Social network
So all those points are very nice. I like them, but they dont fit in our current cut-throat capitalism world.
Would I live in a similar community? I think I could. I would have to adapt though (technology?)