TOPIC: Mates

Having the right Skill Set makes one an attractive mate, and the right Mind Set will help in lining up with the right mates during the coming pole shift, creating the Strongest Team and avoiding Mad Max Gangs. Local Groups will spontaneously form. The Amish are seen by many as a Role Model. Ideal Community Size depends on many factors, including adequate Infrastructure. Dependents such as Children, etc. can perform important tasks, and are happiest when allowed to do so. The best mates can share and sacrifice, but making a STO Determination is a Difficult Call sometimes assisted by Instinct. Clearly the Antisocial Personality is not a good mate when the orientations are an Oil and Water mix. Cults such as the Nuwaubians should be avoided. Setting Standards or using Probation are screening mechanisms. A community may find Heroes emerging, but the Original Mix and Community Focus matter. Things may be Worse, not Better, Small Groups the norm, Leadership earned, and Information the best gift. Military Units will be disbanded, and Mercenaries few.