are all relationships in money based civilizations about “desire” of the “desire of money”?
why are people that question money considered “strangers”? in passing by?
is money about relationships?
I feel that you shouldn’t get involved in an intimate relationship
Until you are emotionally mature enough to handle it totally
Able to cope with your feelings and your sexuality
Without guilt, inhibition or phoniness
But with love, tenderness and honesty
people who question money vrs the quick money question?
is this how you see people who question money?
have you asked this to the “stranger” “questioning money”?
Proverbs 31:10-31New King James Version (NKJV)
The Virtuous Wife
I Know It Is Possible To Live With Zero Money, Abundantly
How? Because it’s happening to me,
“My Gratis is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in Weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my Weaknesses”–Apostle PaulFaqr Fakhri“Poverty is my Pride.”–Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh“My sermons are criticized by certain audiences.They say that my sermons are hollow, not holy.I agree with them because I myself am not holy.The Buddha’s teaching guides peopleto the place where there is nothing special…People often misunderstand faithas kind of ecstasy of intoxication…True faith is sobering up from such intoxication.”
–Kodo Sawaki (“Homeless Kodo”)
I simply got tired of being unreal.
Money is one of those intriguing things
“freely give, freely receive.”
Thus it is balanced.
thus it is imbalanced.
What nation on earth
Gift Economy is Faith, Grace, Love
though rejected by virtually every religious institution.
The proof is inside you:
Wild Nature is your True Nature,
What? How can you say Christianity is Islam is Buddhism is Hinduism is Taoism is Judaism? Bypracticing your Christianity!
11.Contradiction between Eastern Religion and Christianity?Non-Dualism embraces Dualism?
I will add that I do make a small exception to taking government handouts: I use the public library to maintain my blog, website, do emails, and read books. This does cause ire in people searching for loopholes in my lifestyle. In my blog comments, a woman once responded to their anger by declaring that she pays taxes and doesn’t use the library, and that she donates all her library time to me. Then they were quiet.
A gift culture, I suppose, was originally a generic term used mostly by anthropologists to describe many of the societies that existed prior to the notion of money. In these societies, labour and materials were shared according to social norms and without any explicit agreement about what the giver would receive in return, if anything. Nowadays, it’s often used to describe any way of matching up those who need something – whether it be a skill, a tool, a couch to sleep on – with those who can help, in a way in which nothing is expected directly in return – except, perhaps, for a thankyou and the feeling of helping someone for no other reason than you can.
The answer to this FAQ is in the query itself – I eat from the earth. Food is free, and indiscriminately so. The apple tree doesn’t ask if you’ve got enough cash when you go to pick its fruit; it just gives to whoever wants an apple. We are the only species, out of millions on the planet, that is deluded enough to think that it needs money to eat. And what’s worse, I often observe people walking straight past free food on their way to buy it from all over the world via the supermarket.
Do you remember the story of Diogenes, the ancient Athenian crackpot? He was the one who gave away all his possessions because “People don’t own possessions, their possessions own them.” He had a drinking cup, but when he saw a child scoop up water by hand, he threw the cup away. To beat the housing crunch, he set up an abandoned wine barrel in a public park and lived in that.
The central theme of Diogenes’ philosophy was that “The gods gave man an easy life, but man has complicated it by itching for luxuries.”
Apparently he lived up to his principles. But despite that handicap, he seems to have had the most interesting social life imaginable. He not only lived in the center of the “Big Apple” of his day (fifth-century B.C. Athens), he also had the esteem and company of many of the most respected, rich and influential citizens, including that of the most expensive prostitute in town.
When Alexander of Macedon, the future conqueror of the known world, was traveling through Greece, he honored Diogenes with a visit.
Alexander admired Diogenes’ ideas to the point of offering him any gift within his means. Diogenes, who was working on his tan at the time, asked as his gift that Alexander move aside a bit so as to shop shading him from the sun. This to the richest and most powerful man in the Western world.
Parting, Alexander remarked, “If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.” Diogenes went back to nodding in the sunshine.
Diogenes was fair and just to all but refused to recognize the validity of man-made laws. He was a good old boy, one of the first back-to-basics freaks in recorded history. He lived to be more than 90 years old. Alexander, The Mighty Conqueror, drank himself to death at age 33.
Well, this “Saint Diogenes” has been my father’s idol for many years. I remember when I was a little girl, Daddy painted a picture of Diogenes sitting in his barrel tossing away his drinking cup. He wrote “Are You a Diogian?” as a caption and hung it on the living room wall to inspire us.
Mom wasn’t inspired.
Pounds and pence are important to some but not vital for anyone. From skinny dipping to dustbin dining, there are many ways to live without paying for it. Here are some top tips
Most people can’t imaging living without cash in their pocket or credit on their card, but that’s exactly what Mark ‘Moneyless Man’ Boyle did for a whole year. His venture came to an end in November 2009, but he continues to live the ‘freegan’ lifestyle, which means eating for free, and he now wants to set up a ‘freeconomy community’, allowing people to trade services and skills without monetary exchange.
For the vast majority of us, however, the first thing that has to change before embarking on a cash-free life is our mental framework.
‘Primarily, you need to reconnect with the issues in the world and relearn why it’s important that we change things, learn a sense of care for the earth,’ says Boyle, ‘You’re not going to go through the inconvenience of moneylessness without a real passion for change and environmental issues.’
Boyle thinks environmentalists need to set an example to the public about radically changing their lives.
‘Environmentalism is in fantasy land at the moment – it speaks the speak but is not living it. The time is over to stop supporting industrialisation,’ he says, using the example of environmentalists who rail against BP but continue to buy products derived from oil.
Below, the Moneyless Man shares some of his tips on living freestyle:
Have a social life for free
Go moneyless. ‘There are no end of people who will want to come round and stay to get away from the city if you live in the country,’ says Boyle. Failing that, start a weekly skill-sharing group, with book-swaps and clothes-swaps.
Party for free
‘I think the key requirement is a sense of adventure. In every aspect of life we’re always weighing up comfort and adventure – we’ve gone too far into comfort,’ says Boyle. In the summer, moneyless living is easier: you can go camping, go foraging, go out into the wild, into the forest, have campfires, make your own cider with nothing but fermented apples… Get Richard Mabey’s booklet Food for Free and eat from the hedgerows. Bring a guitar or a drum and sleep under the stars. Skinny dip.
Travel for free
There are a few key points to remember when hitch-hiking. Obviously look respectable: people won’t pick up someone who is dirty and smelly. Location is the main thing: you can stand at a bad point for two hours, so position yourself where cars can pull in safely. Look friendly: have a good attitude; smile. Most people who pick up hitchers want a conversation – they’re on a long journey; they’re bored.
Put on events for free
Boyle staged two large events promoting the freegan way of life to mark the beginning and end of his year without money. He managed to blag a smoothie-maker rental, which usually costs £200 a day, and a pedal-powered stage for music, normally £250, for free – and much more besides. ‘The whole thing was goodwill. I learned that when people feel inspired by something, they are more than happy to help out. I started off saying, “I don’t want any payment for this, I’m doing it for the love”.’
Fixing things for free
Check out the Freeconomy project online to hook up with skillsharers who can teach you what you want to know. If you need your bike fixed, for example, search ‘bike’ and the website will suggest bicycle mechanics and others. Contact the person and they can come round to show you how to fix your problem; you can then update your own skill base on the website. Boyle says: ‘You meet people in your local community, something that builds resilience, which is vital to face future challenges. There is no exchange, no credit system. Freeconomy living is perfect for sharing skills, tools, resources and knowledge.’
Free living/free labour
‘I volunteered for a local farm and got a caravan for free off Freecycle to put there, but I don’t promote caravan living,’ says Boyle. He thinks the way forward is to build low-impact dwellings such as Earthships, which are designed according to permacultureprinciples, using the waste of industrialised society. Boyle reckons you can build an Earthship for as little as £6,000 out of old car tyres, beer bottles and, of course, earth, so while they are not exactly free, they are very cheap in terms of modern house prices. You can also get free labour if you tell people you want to build one. ‘People really want to help out if somebody is building an Earthship, as people want to learn how to build one themselves – there’s never any shortage of help.’
Eat for free
There are four legs to your food table, says Boyle: foraging; growing your own (there’s no way 60 million people can forage); bartering, especially in winter; and waste food. ‘Eating out of trash bins is not a model of sustainable living, but when food is grown in South Africa or New Zealand, for it to end up in a bin in Bristol or London is an insult to the environment and the farmer. I’m a big believer in getting food out of bins and into bellies.’
Fertilise your vegetables for free
‘Use human manure. The compost toilet is a symbol of sanity.’ Boyle assures me it is safe, but you need to know what you’re doing – so check out this free online manual on usinghuman manure. For discretion, Boyle suggests growing comfrey besides toilets raised on stilts. Comfrey is great for compost, too.
Bathe for free
Wood-burning showers or solar showers are an option. You can grow your own soapwort. You can find a lake, river or sea. ‘It’s not always comfortable but it’s more adventurous,’ says Boyle. He thinks the same companies that sell face wash also sell moisturiser to make more money from us. ‘Your skin is an ecosystem and you’re stripping away all of the oils to replace them with another product. Pharma companies make a lot of cash out of making us feel ugly and then selling us the products that make us feel good and attractive again.’
Health for free
‘I’m very pre-emptive about my health. I’m a vegan, I eat completely organic food, complely fresh. I keep myself really happy and I don’t get colds or the flu.’ Moneyless living is about treating root causes rather than fixes.
The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living by Mark Boyle is published by Oneworld Publications.
ould we all live like this tomorrow? No. It would be a catastrophe, we are too addicted to both it and cheap energy, and have managed to build an entire global infrastructure around the abundance of both. But if we devolved decision making and re-localised down to communities of no larger than 150 people, then why not? For over 90 per cent of our time on this planet, a period when we lived much more ecologically, we lived without money. Now we are the only species to use it, probably because we are the species most out of touch with nature…. Read More: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/10/the-man-who-lives-without-money.html
Thus began a hypothesis of why wild nature’s economy is balanced while the commercial economy is not and can never be. I saw that nature is a constant free current – a true currency, that is. Money and possession represent our control, our interruption, of nature’s current, both in our minds and in our environment. Thus money is not a functional currency. Our belief in money represents our lack of trust in nature’s ability to balance positive with negative, credit with debt. Possession means control, and goes against the current. Free means without possession. Free market is an oxymoron.
“Our whole society is designed so that you have to have money,” Daniel Suelo says. “You have to be a part of the capitalist system. It’s illegal to live outside of it.”
It’s tempting to conclude that Suelo’s years in the wilderness have transformed him into a crusader for the earth. And clearly his lifestyle has a lower impact than virtually anybody else’s in America. Without a car or a home to heat and cool, he produces hardly any carbon dioxide. Foraging for wild raspberries and spearfishing salmon has close to zero environmental cost–no production, no transportation. And although food gathered from a dumpster must be grown and processed and shipped, rescuing it from the trash actually prevents the further expenditure of energy to haul and bury that excess in a landfill.
Suelo brings into existence no bottles, cans, wrappers, bags, packaging, nor those plastic six- pack rings that you’re supposed to snip up with scissors to save the seabirds. As for the benefits of pitching Coke bottles into the recycling bin– Suelo is the guy pulling those bottles out of the bin, using them until they crack, then pitching them back. The carbon footprint of the average American is about twenty tons per year. Suelo’s output is probably closer to that of an Ethiopian– about two hundred pounds, or about one half of 1 percent of an American’s.
“He wants to have the smallest ecological footprint and the largest possible impact at improving the world,” says his best friend, Damian Nash. “His life goal since I met him is to take as little and give as much as possible.”
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