Often, large companies and world powers make economics a problem of vast proportions. But little attention is paid to the micro-dynamics of daily life. Although motivations in terms of entrepreneurship, freedom, and empowerment appear in the discourse, at the same time, for the daily life aspects of home management practices are almost non-existent, or simply non-existent.
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In this context, current and daily experiences show us that over time families have changed their home management practices. The family, as the primary institution that serves as a bastion of society, has transformed the dynamics of its behavior. A problem, however, lies in their lack of opportunities to access resources and, consequently, the lack of support and guidance in the process.
But the outlook is not all bleak. There are forces that control the dynamics of production in the world, there are also forces that are constantly inventing mechanisms that not only help to take care of resources (citizens) but also propose alternative ways of living in the family home.
Although governments make promises for the welfare of many families, the truth is that families themselves have understood they are autonomous and free within the confines of their homes. We are free to ignore dangers if we choose to or if we are undereducated and unaware of those dangers. When we leave our homes, we go into the world and our safety is regulated and protected. In society, we must not pollute, we must follow hygienic practices, and companies must submit to industry safety audits. The government monitors air quality, strong magnetic and electric fields, water purity, infrastructure reliability, medical drug compatibility, and more. But the government doesn’t audit our own behavior in our own homes where we spend more of our waking hours This means, that we must take matters into our own hands and learn to audit our own living conditions through domestic and daily practices. Whether in terms of respect and cooperation, whether in terms of gender equality, whether in terms of education, whether in terms of food consumption (some, for example, prefer not to eat meat or even include hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana in their diets), or whether in terms of caring for the environment and optimizing resources.
For this to happen, it is necessary to have continuous education about the ever-changing and more complex world that surrounds us. Although the environment of the home may seem trivial, it could significantly affect the dynamics of the economy. Beyond reflecting on the problem or the need to restructure social habits, I am interested in pointing out microscopic aspects that may stimulate a gradual change in household habits. In this way, it is possible to implement these practices which will have a significant impact in terms of the social and political context in which one lives. A clear and perhaps scientific perspective on the use of certain elements could raise awareness about some aspects of health care and could prevent, in that sense, not only some type of illness or accident within the home, but could also favor the change of habits, very necessary, in the environment and in the relationship with the country’s economy and with other living beings, in the short, medium and long term.
It is up to the Government to provide supportive infrastructure and education that is readily available for its citizens to proactively manage their health. A discussion of the “Four Food Groups” in Elementary school is not enough in our rapidly changing world. Continued education, resources, and specialists should be easily available to the Canadian Citizen. Low-income citizens should find programs and support for improving indoor air quality and investigating allergies.
Having knowledge about these care options not only prevents illnesses. It also facilitates the maintenance of certain aspects of the home that can favor the environment. Just as it is necessary to prevent the reproduction of certain infectious spores, you can also strengthen the cultivation of organisms that help the conservation of plants. If you have a vegetable garden, for example, it is likely that you are exposed to some fungi that can be harmful to your health. However, if you know how to handle food very well and understand how to prevent infections and help care for your plants with the help of some species of mold, then it is time to educate yourself about it and produce unprocessed food for your own consumption. The classification of molds allows us to know that, in fact, there are some fungi that are edible and healthy for the organism. In short, anything is possible, as long as you follow the recommendations suggested by a specialist in the field. This, however, is only a short consideration of the deep knowledge required to operate a safe home in today’s new world.
- Do you think that mismanaged home economics can affect the GDP of a country?
- Is it possible that in the daily preparation of food there is a risk of suffering or suffering an overdose of iron that is harmful to health?
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