In the present context, behavioral adaptation refers to a deliberate transformation in our habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and acting—i.e., our behavior—in order to adjust ourselves, as much as possible, to the rapidly changing social and environmental conditions. In the age of Collapse, such adaptation must include psychological and spiritual transformation through grieving, acceptance, and a renewed focus on values.

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