Join Date: Apr 2014
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month
To back to the original poster. NO MAN YOU ARE NOT CRAZY OR ALONE. Everything is life is a compromise. For example someone who "can not live" without heating or going to restaurants, has to work more to make the money. Most of us, work for someone else. In my opinion what u do is this. You take a paper and you divide it into two sections. One the left are "Things I like" and on the right "Things I need"Every time you want to buy something see where it fits before you buy. For example. Do I like to have a cellphone or do I need it?? For me the answer was I like it but i dont need in order to make a living. So I dont have it anymore. Do i like or need a car loan? The answer is i like so i am not buying a new one. Do i like or need cable? Neither. If someone thinks I am suffering because I don't have cellphone or Cable is making a big mistakes. Do I enjoy restaurants? Not really. The food in restaurants is 99% below average. Most of you don't understand it i guess but if you were brought up in Europe I am sure you are cooking at home.
Having said all this. If you are a minimalist that likes to have a minimum impact then it is good for you this life. If not you need the money. Neither way is bad. Personally i admire the dude with the dog. I don't know if i could go the full length, but for sure i like to work so i can live and not to live to work.
I dont know who lives longer the guy that works for someone else or the guy that won't. I know that probably it looks a hell of a longer life to the first guy though.