Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard on Empire

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard was interviewed by Mountain Magazine and had some great quotes:

Like this one about simplicity:

Simple Fly Fishing is a metaphor for society. I want to show that a simple life is not an impoverished life.

But especially this one about empire:

I’m a total pessimist.I’m a doombat.Every single empire in history has collapsed. Empire building is against the laws of nature. Nature loves to spread things out. It loves diversity. It’s always trying to make new species. It hates monoculture and accumulation. Humans are trying to pull everything to the center, and the center doesn’t hold.

Dang. Listen up, church.

Read the full interview here.

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About Zach Hoag

Zach J. Hoag is a writer and missional minister from notoriously non-religious New England. His book, Nothing but the Blood: The Gospel According to Dexter was released in 2012.