Our culture today isn't shaped by the rules of yesterday. There's not a lot we can depend on for the long term. Jobs, the economy, the climate - we just don't know what to expect so we need to build a new culture that can handle change and limitation. We need to become resilient. James H. Lee has written a book entitled "Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life".
He does a great job of describing the many ways we have already begun to evolve. We're sharing more and creating new community exchanges of goods, services and information. There are new ways to build, farm, bank, barter, learn, travel, shop and more that we should develop familiarity with. We'll need to rely more on basic skills and innovation.