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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month
It's all about expectations.
If you grew up making a banquet out of a cup of rice then living on 500$us/mo is not only easy that's living like royalty.
If you grew up going to the best restaurants whenever you wanted, not so easy.
If you grew up living in a small room without electricity, living on a boat with a solar panel is going to be amazing, you can actually listen to the radio!
If you grew up living in a mansion, powering down is going to be hard.
If you grew up washing with a cloth out of a small basin of water you carried from a creek, living with a small amount of water on a boat is no different.
If you grew up taking 30 minute hot showers every morning, it'll be a new experience you're probably not going to like very much.
If you grew up trading for parts and doing everything yourself, it can be easy.
If you grew up taking it to the shop and letting somebody else do it all for you, not so much.
It's not that 500$us/mo isn't enough money, it's that 500$us/mo isn't enough money for most people who grew up living the easy life in America, land of cheeseburgers and jiffy lube oil changes.
What are you pretending not to know ?
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