olddinosaur: SUMMARY: "I used to be a self--absorbed dork with a better--than--you attitude and a lot of useless expensive junk to prove it, but now I am a self--absorbed dork with a better--than--you attitude, who has learned to be just as much of a self--absorbed dork as ever, but not to spend so much money at it."That about get it?
Pumpernickel bread: Zen Buddhism basically. This philosophy is nothing new. What I think really happened is this guy really liked the movie "Fight Club" and wanted to be Tyler Durden. His transformation and the release of that movie happened at about the same time.
Salmon: Bet he has a tiny come sock hidden in that Murphy bed
Pocket Ninja: His description of Olga makes me think his life trajectory is actually closer to something like this:6) They return home. Guy announces plans to change his lifestyle, downsize, become less material.7) Girl dumps him.The rest is fallout. Anyway, it's just one theory.
Lt. Cheese Weasel: An old song, just a different tenor.[www.superawesomewow.com image 200x200]'You can't own things, man.'
NHL88: "I hate those people who love to tell you/money is the root of all that kills/They have never been poor/They have never had the joy of a welfare Christmas"- Everclear/1st album I ever bought with my own money//Super true
CrankMyBlueSax: 6-disc changer, pfft you guys are amateurs. I had a 200 disc changer. I think it is on a shelf in one of my houses somewhere.
NHL88: - Everclear/1st album I ever bought with my own money//Super true
lenabena: Awesome. Have an internet high five. That was the first piece of music I bought with my own money too.
Smackledorfer: That travelling the world with no real concern of future needs is superior to be tied down to one location while working most of your waking hours in the hopes that you don't end up bankrupt sometime in the future when you may have kids you need to raise?Yea, I agree with that.
Lollipop165: Another good friend of mine has 2 elementary school kids and they make it at about 800sf - he said that's pretty normal from where he's from in Europe. The fact is, before 1970 or so, the average family lived fine on a house under 1000sf. My own apartment is huge by middle class NYC standards - 1300sf.
Karne: Hating on Ted talks is a new one for me. "I can't stand it when top people in their fields share information! It's soooo lame!"
Smackledorfer: santadog: When I moved from one state to another to start a business, I sold just about everything I owned off.I've been unencumbered since then.It's true.. don't let your possessions possess you.From your profile:Lives: Austin, Texas in the winter and then Estes Park, Colorado in the summer.not buying into consumerismActivitiesScootering, hiking, camping, exploring, road trips, photography, playing with my cattle dog, kayaking, wandering... You sound a lot like the author of the article. I could be wrong, as maybe you are living in a tent city in your separate winter and summer home locations. But you sound like someone who is doing fine financially (which most of the nation can't say at this point) while at the same time lecturing about what decisions others make with their money.
GreenSun: I'm about to become homeless by May 2013....Maybe if there's some magical life essence out there that provides people with good fortune, now is the time for me to get a taste of a little goodness.
planes: [www.mytripjournal.com image 643x480].... Sometimes, I'll wake upnot know where the heck I am, and have to look out the window, or go out and walk around...
JungleBoogie: "I remember when I was a very little girl, our house caught on fire.I'll never forget the look on my father's face as he gathered me upin his arms and raced through the burning building out to the pavement.I stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go up in flames.And when it was all over I said to myself, "Is that all there is to a fire?"Is that all there is, is that all there isIf that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancingLet's break out the booze and have a ballIf that's all there is"- "Is That All There Is", sung by Bette Midler
Slaves2Darkness: Both you and this author seem to think your lifestyle is superior to everyone else's, this just makes you and him tools. Besides nobody cares, nobody really gives a shiat if you want to pretend it is the 1950's, because this makes you feel superior. We don't care, other then to point out you sound like a douche bag when you talk about your "superior" life style.
timmypedersen: GreenSun: I'm about to become homeless by May 2013....Maybe if there's some magical life essence out there that provides people with good fortune, now is the time for me to get a taste of a little goodness.I got five on it. How much is your rent?
Mr. Cat Poop: Here's his apartment that cost probably 10 times more than my house just to make it so minimalist.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYV0qATsyts
Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Sheryl Crow sung that it's not about having what you want, it's wanting what you have.[img2.timeinc.net image 180x135]
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