To paraphrase Waterford farmer John Seymour, other animals outweigh us or can outrun us, or have sharper teeth or more resistance to pain. Our advantage is that we can build a wall that we can pass through and they cannot.
Let’s say we've lost most of the self-reliant skills and classical education that our forbears posessed. Let's say we have replaced them with a culture of buying and discarding things we don't value, and staring at glowing screens. Let's say you want to try to rediscover an older way of life, believing we will need such things again.
And let’s say you have a daughter.