My wife's experience of living on the farm for over 6 years has convinced her beyond doubt that this lifestyle is the best we (or anyone else) can have and that there is no reason whatsoever to go back to the city.
That, however, does not mean to her that there will be takers to the transition services Palaash Farm Living hopes to offer. She's even dismissive of the idea that farm living will be acceptable to many people. Even if few people do end up buying into it, the numbers wouldn't sustain a venture, she's sure.
Her stance has been validated by every person in our direct circle and some beyond it as well. Despite an overwhelming admiration and endorsement of our decision to live on the farm, 2-3 have moved to the farm, but none because of our pursuation or guidance. Not one of these would have paid for the facilitation service.
However much I wish I wouldn't, I fully agree with my wife that the probability of 'success' is near zero. Such ventures don't attract investors and co-workers. What is the point in attempting something that is bound to fail?
But someone inside me isn't pursuaded to give up. A low probability of success does not lower the impact potential of farm living. Even if a small section of the urban elite decide to follow their convictions and seriously consider moving to a farm, thousands will take notice. They will notice that it is possible to live in abundance without exploitation of people or the ecology. They will notice that a healthy body and mind, a bright future for children and social appreciation does not require loads of money and designations.
For me, it is the classic 'karma' conundrum. Nothing significant would have ever happened if everyone were to give up because the probability of success is low.
I don't need to be convinced that I might fail. I know it. I guess, I'm finally coming out of the employee mode and am getting into the entrepreneurial mould.