That is very inspiring. I think that is my goal; to have designed my life in such away that I can do a small amount of work that I find pleasant to support myself and have the rest of my time free. I wonder about how to do it in our seemingly more complicated society.
I think we do over complicate things- take building a house: they've made all these rules because apparently we're not smart enough to build a safe, comfortable house ourselves. You have to build it in such and such way, with such and such materials, and you have to have several inspections- at least to do it legally. So how do we deal with that? Do we just live far enough away that nobody notices? Housing is just so expensive buy here, so I don't think its viable option to simply buy a house for many of my generation.
I think you really do have to retrain how you think- we are trained from childhood that there is one way to live and succeed in this life (get a job and then a pile of debt). You have to be able to come up with your own unique solutions to your own unique problems if you want to live outside of that system.
I'm a young and I'm not going to contort myself to fit in with our very ill society. I am a citizen of the world, not a mindless consumer. If you want to follow along with my journal, here's my blog: Life Happened Today
Location: Melbourne FL, USA - Pine and Palmetto Flatland, Sandy and Acidic
posted 7 years ago
Anna, I like your thinking, too bad we are not neighbors!
Those who hammer their swords into plows will plow for those who don't!
Location: western pennsylvania zone 5/a
posted 7 years ago
H Ludi Tyler wrote:Can you tell me about how you have done it, duane? Not some person somewhere else, but you, yourself. How are you doing it?
I didn't say "i done it"
but i'm working toward it, which is what counts
I have an old house - paid off, retired, out of debt, old cloths and car, no tv. i spend my time permaculturally in my yard and talking to others about it
housing in the US is a problem with the mortgage racket, but with all the crisis going on, a new system should open up
I think some of us older ones don't have enough faith in the younger generation and what's going on.