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(The New York Times)   To summarize: "I once owned lots of cool stuff, much more than you. Then I started to experience life in a way you never will. Now, I reject materialism and live a deep, thoughtful life. Yes, I'm better than you, but maybe you can learn from me"   (nytimes.com) divider line 78
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2013-03-12 09:35:48 AM  
21 votes:
His description of Olga makes me think his life trajectory is actually closer to something like this:

1) Guy makes a lot of money, is happy, buys lots of crap he doesn't need.
2) Guy meets girl who's very different from the normal, vapid, airheaded, money-grubbing girls he normally meets. She travels places he's never been, listens to bands he's never heard of, is shockingly open about how much she enjoys sex, and constantly talks about how she doesn't care about money.
3) "Doesn't care about money" actually translates to "doesn't have money," but regardless of that fact she has learned that life can be experienced, gripped by the teeth, so to speak, by befriending people who do have it.
4) Girl who doesn't care about/have money and guy who has money and wants to keep farking girl go on trip together to gritty but safe third world destination. He sees gritty things, like people bathing in rivers. Girl has a copy of "Lonely Planet" that they use to find authentic local restaurants filled with backpack-toting Americans.
5) Guy begins to believe girl's message that money is unimportant, despite the fact that he is paying for everything. He begins to question his previous values. She encourages him, sometimes while out shopping.
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.
2013-03-12 09:28:16 AM  
7 votes:
i286.photobucket.com
2013-03-12 11:47:07 AM  
6 votes:

DubyaHater: I respect this man...


Our stories have a lot in common.  I was like this man once.  I was born into a rich family, my father and I traveled all over the world for business.  While in China my father was murdered and I was taken in by a local shaolin monastery to be taught the ways of Kung-fu.  I thought my life made sense then ... I was happy.  But before long, the nephew of the Chinese Emperor killed my master, and, in a fit of rage, I broke my vows and abandoned the values that my Master held dear by killing the nephew right back.  Now I wander the American West, taking what work comes and continue my Master's legacy.  My life is finally full, I enjoy the simple pleasures: learning life's lessons and teaching them to others, the satisfaction of overcoming obstacles in my way, and the gentle art of auto-erotic asphyxiation.

It is truly a beautiful world.
2013-03-12 10:28:04 AM  
6 votes:

RexTalionis: Lumpmoose: A phone isn't supposed to "excite" you or improve your emotional state. You sound farked up in the head in a way that shouldn't be blamed on materialism. See a therapist. Moving from one extreme to the other doesn't make you wise.

My phone improves my emotional state.


yeah but that has more to do with your abuse of the vibration function than your reliance on materialism.
2013-03-12 11:06:04 AM  
5 votes:
Oh, cool. Let me just get rich off a couple of internet windfalls then I can go kick around Europe and Asia for a few years.  You know, really get to know myself, live the minimalist lifestyle.  Everyone should do this.  Oh wait. Food, shelter, and travel costs money? Everyone should just have an internet windfall or two and get rich. Duh.

Oh, get an internet windfall? Just get an internet windfall? Why don't I strap on my internet windfall helmet and squeeze down into an internet windfall cannon and fire off into internet windfall land, where internet windfalls grow on little internet windfallies?!

/internet windfall
//douche
2013-03-12 09:36:47 AM  
5 votes:
 I gave up empty, meaningless people who tell me about their insignificant lifestyle choices, and I've never felt better about myself.
2013-03-12 09:48:22 AM  
4 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: Generation_D: Pocket Ninja: His description of Olga makes me think his life trajectory is actually closer to something like this:

1) Guy makes a lot of money, is happy, buys lots of crap he doesn't need.
2) Guy meets girl who's very different from the normal, vapid, airheaded, money-grubbing girls he normally meets. She travels places he's never been, listens to bands he's never heard of, is shockingly open about how much she enjoys sex, and constantly talks about how she doesn't care about money.
3) "Doesn't care about money" actually translates to "doesn't have money," but regardless of that fact she has learned that life can be experienced, gripped by the teeth, so to speak, by befriending people who do have it.
4) Girl who doesn't care about/have money and guy who has money and wants to keep farking girl go on trip together to gritty but safe third world destination. He sees gritty things, like people bathing in rivers. Girl has a copy of "Lonely Planet" that they use to find authentic local restaurants filled with backpack-toting Americans.
5) Guy begins to believe girl's message that money is unimportant, despite the fact that he is paying for everything. He begins to question his previous values. She encourages him, sometimes while out shopping.
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.

And it goes without saying she's the stereotypical MPDG.

Great summary, you should write romantic comedies.

It just needs a snappy, yet wistful, title.


"Upsizing Your Heart"

"Love in 1/4 of the space"

"The Gimp at Home" - That's the BDSM fan fic of the movie where instead of traveling the world looking for food they travel the world looking for sex dungeons.
2013-03-12 09:33:47 AM  
4 votes:
So I hired a guy named Seven, who said he had been Courtney Love's assistant, to be my personal shopper.

I wouldn't trade a second spent wandering the streets of Bangkok with Olga for anything I've owned.


i45.tinypic.com
2013-03-12 09:16:07 AM  
4 votes:
Let me take all the cluttery words out of your article.

"I once hired a personal shopper.  This was clearly a stupid thing to do."
2013-03-12 09:14:12 AM  
4 votes:
From TFA "My life was unnecessarily complicated. There were lawns to mow, gutters to clear, floors to vacuum, roommates to manage (it seemed nuts to have such a big, empty house) "

I think I see your problem.
2013-03-12 12:41:28 PM  
3 votes:
My life got simpler this morning, my furnace broke so I don't have worry about heating my house anymore.
2013-03-12 11:03:12 AM  
3 votes:
Someone call Tobias Funke, we need an analrapist for this man.
2013-03-12 10:59:41 AM  
3 votes:
IT'S CALLED DIVORCE MOTHERFARKER!!!!
2013-03-12 10:40:06 AM  
3 votes:
Longest justification for being forever alone that I've heard.
2013-03-12 09:49:56 AM  
3 votes:
"flush with cash from an Internet start-up sale "

"not everyone gets an Internet windfall before turning 30 "

"more money than I thought I'd earn in a lifetime. "

"not everyone gets a windfall from a tech start-up sale. "


Did he mention that he made a lot of money?

I love it when rich people tell me how to live with less...
2013-03-12 09:40:05 AM  
3 votes:

Pocket Ninja: His description of Olga makes me think his life trajectory is actually closer to something like this:

1) Guy makes a lot of money, is happy, buys lots of crap he doesn't need.
2) Guy meets girl who's very different from the normal, vapid, airheaded, money-grubbing girls he normally meets. She travels places he's never been, listens to bands he's never heard of, is shockingly open about how much she enjoys sex, and constantly talks about how she doesn't care about money.
3) "Doesn't care about money" actually translates to "doesn't have money," but regardless of that fact she has learned that life can be experienced, gripped by the teeth, so to speak, by befriending people who do have it.
4) Girl who doesn't care about/have money and guy who has money and wants to keep farking girl go on trip together to gritty but safe third world destination. He sees gritty things, like people bathing in rivers. Girl has a copy of "Lonely Planet" that they use to find authentic local restaurants filled with backpack-toting Americans.
5) Guy begins to believe girl's message that money is unimportant, despite the fact that he is paying for everything. He begins to question his previous values. She encourages him, sometimes while out shopping.
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.


Don't let Hollywood see this, or we'll be seeing a trailer for the movie by the end of the year.
2013-03-12 09:29:14 AM  
3 votes:

Mugato: So when was he the bigger pompous asshole, when he had a lot of shiat or now that he's a minimalist? Or is it about even?


In both cases he was a bigger pompous asshole than the other. It's a paradox.
2013-03-12 01:01:39 PM  
2 votes:
Bet he has a tiny come sock hidden in that Murphy bed
2013-03-12 12:16:01 PM  
2 votes:

xdedd: He's single and has no children. Have fun living in a 420 sq. ft. studio whenever you get wife and kid.


It will probably be difficult to meet someone when every third word out of his mouth gives people the urge to punch him in the face.
2013-03-12 11:26:25 AM  
2 votes:
...when I met Olga, an Andorran beauty

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-03-12 11:26:00 AM  
2 votes:
Look, you could give me every exquisite watch in the world, and it wouldn't make me happy for very long, because I don't really care about watches. Maybe you love watches, it doesn't make me any less of a materialistic than you.


So this guy figures out that he prefers constant world travel and beautiful European women over furniture. Congratulations asshole! What an enlightened creature you are! Your lifestyle still requires you to be wealthy, and money is material, even if it's being exchanged for experiences and plane tickets instead of luxury cars.


So, in closing, eat an entire pile of dongs, you smug motherfarker.
2013-03-12 11:01:04 AM  
2 votes:
"To celebrate, I bought a four-story, 3,600-square-foot, turn-of-the-century house in Seattle's happening Capitol Hill neighborhood and, in a frenzy of consumption, bought a brand-new sectional couch (my first ever), a pair of $300 sunglasses, a ton of gadgets, like an Audible.com MobilePlayer (one of the first portable digital music players) and an audiophile-worthy five-disc CD player. And, of course, a black turbocharged Volvo. With a remote starter!"

"My hand-blown green glass dishes with the tiny bubbles and imperfections, proof they were crafted by the honest, simple, hard-working indigenous peoples of wherever."
2013-03-12 10:54:40 AM  
2 votes:
To celebrate, I bought a four-story, 3,600-square-foot, turn-of-the-century house in Seattle's happening Capitol Hill neighborhood and, in a frenzy of consumption, bought a brand-new sectional couch (my first ever), a pair of $300 sunglasses, a ton of gadgets, like an Audible.com MobilePlayer (one of the first portable digital music players) and an audiophile-worthy five-disc CD player. And, of course, a black turbocharged Volvo. With a remote starter!

Whoa! Slow down there, Bill Gates. A  FIVE DISC CD player!?!?!

Jesus, I think I won one of these at my after-prom party in '91.
2013-03-12 10:50:08 AM  
2 votes:
Fark you, wanker. I like my shiat and I am keeping it.
2013-03-12 10:46:55 AM  
2 votes:
I was going to brag about how much more minimalist I am than this guy but then I thought it would be even more minimalist if I said nothing.

But that's boring so I said this.

/metaminimal
2013-03-12 10:40:20 AM  
2 votes:

GiantRex: Don't let Hollywood see this, or we'll be seeing a trailer for the movie by the end of the year.


Dharma & Greg:  When Manic Pixie Dream Girls Go Bad.
2013-03-12 10:39:03 AM  
2 votes:
"Money isn't important! Taking a couple of years off to travel around the world with your closest friends is what's important!"
2013-03-12 10:11:13 AM  
2 votes:

RexTalionis: Lumpmoose: A phone isn't supposed to "excite" you or improve your emotional state. You sound farked up in the head in a way that shouldn't be blamed on materialism. See a therapist. Moving from one extreme to the other doesn't make you wise.

My phone improves my emotional state.


Yeah, but you're probably balanced.  Some people legitimately need drugs to accomplish that.
2013-03-12 10:09:49 AM  
2 votes:
Düch
2013-03-12 09:56:27 AM  
2 votes:
It's pronounced "doosh" but it's not spelled like that.
2013-03-12 09:44:49 AM  
2 votes:

Generation_D: Pocket Ninja: His description of Olga makes me think his life trajectory is actually closer to something like this:

1) Guy makes a lot of money, is happy, buys lots of crap he doesn't need.
2) Guy meets girl who's very different from the normal, vapid, airheaded, money-grubbing girls he normally meets. She travels places he's never been, listens to bands he's never heard of, is shockingly open about how much she enjoys sex, and constantly talks about how she doesn't care about money.
3) "Doesn't care about money" actually translates to "doesn't have money," but regardless of that fact she has learned that life can be experienced, gripped by the teeth, so to speak, by befriending people who do have it.
4) Girl who doesn't care about/have money and guy who has money and wants to keep farking girl go on trip together to gritty but safe third world destination. He sees gritty things, like people bathing in rivers. Girl has a copy of "Lonely Planet" that they use to find authentic local restaurants filled with backpack-toting Americans.
5) Guy begins to believe girl's message that money is unimportant, despite the fact that he is paying for everything. He begins to question his previous values. She encourages him, sometimes while out shopping.
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.

And it goes without saying she's the stereotypical MPDG.

Great summary, you should write romantic comedies.


It just needs a snappy, yet wistful, title.
2013-03-12 09:36:37 AM  
2 votes:
So an attention whore narcissist who no longer got enough reward for buying things, decides to go the other extreme, and wants attention for not buying things.

Woop de woop.

Next up: he starts a religion.
2013-03-12 09:34:52 AM  
2 votes:
I'm lucky, obviously; not everyone gets a windfall from a tech start-up sale. But I'm not the only one whose life is cluttered with excess belongings.

Life in the animal kingdom can be brutal. How does he cope?
2013-03-12 09:19:08 AM  
2 votes:
Gosh he easily walked away from a bunch of crap that held no meaning for him in the first place. How evolved of him.
2013-03-12 09:18:43 AM  
2 votes:

RexTalionis: I'm pretty unhappy with my non-materialistic lifestyle.


ftfm
2013-03-13 01:52:33 AM  
1 votes:

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 up
in 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 is
If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is"

- "Is That All There Is", sung by Bette Midler


i1.kym-cdn.com
2013-03-12 06:03:42 PM  
1 votes:
If he's so non-materialistic now, any chance he could give me that house in Seattle? Considering that people like him helped make it impossible to buy a house here if you aren't a startup millionaire ...
2013-03-12 04:24:32 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Was it a single called, "The One-Hit Wonder Father of Mine Makes Me Feel Like a Santa Monica Whore?" The one where he cried about his daddy, and he mentions, only briefly, that he used to do heroin?

Yeah, great song.


/hated their music, hope he's having welfare Christmases, re-gifting the same thing over and over, like he did his songs
2013-03-12 03:10:26 PM  
1 votes:

Salmon: Bet he has a tiny come sock hidden in that Murphy bed


...that he calls "Olga."
2013-03-12 02:19:32 PM  
1 votes:
The New York Times: introducing you to a particular kind of asshole you didn't know existed.
2013-03-12 01:41:28 PM  
1 votes:

wumpus: I have 10 percent of the books I once did.

How could that possibly be a good thing? Most people would get rid of opulent things to make more room for books. Did he just keep the 5 he had actually read?


Maybe he was finished coloring the other 90%
2013-03-12 01:17:44 PM  
1 votes:
Once and for all, people:

Money DOES NOT buy happiness.

Money IS happiness.
2013-03-12 01:12:56 PM  
1 votes:
"You'll never live like common people.  You'll never do the things that common people do.
You'll never fail like common people.  You'll never watch your life slide out of view
And dance and drink and screw, because there's nothing else to do."
2013-03-12 12:42:38 PM  
1 votes:

nickerj1: Weigard: I can't wait for this guy's Ted talk.

I've never understood the appeal of Ted talks.  I watched maybe 10 of them before I realized they were self-absorbed know-it-alls who think they need to educate everyone about a niche topic, which they usually only know a modicum about.  No offense Drew, but yours was a prime example.


Once one understands that TED is 'non-profit' in the same way that the US Olympic Committee is 'non-profit', and that anyone can host their own franchised TED talk if they pony up enough money, one begins to realize that the talks are auditory Facebook posts.
2013-03-12 12:38:11 PM  
1 votes:
You bunch of hanger-ons! Go read The Fountainhead and be grateful for the doers of the world.
2013-03-12 12:34:15 PM  
1 votes:
Regarding minimalism, there's a cute New Yorker cartoon that shows two people in a BIG empty room, with only a chair in it.

One guy goes to the other:

"You know he has to be REALLY rich to be able to afford so much nothing"

or something along those lines :-)
2013-03-12 12:18:56 PM  
1 votes:
Storage locker co's need to go. Unless you are moving and need it for about a month of transition you have too much stuff. And are paying ten times over on it... or making people rich on stupid tv shows.
Other than that, this guy is an idiot. I would have been very happy in your shoes cockbag.
2013-03-12 12:17:31 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-03-12 12:10:07 PM  
1 votes:
I have 10 percent of the books I once did.

How could that possibly be a good thing? Most people would get rid of opulent things to make more room for books. Did he just keep the 5 he had actually read?
2013-03-12 11:37:58 AM  
1 votes:
Typical Farkers. He IS better than most of you. He's better than me.
Just accept simple facts and try to learn from them.
Don't be small and bitter...
2013-03-12 11:36:53 AM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: 6) They return home. Guy announces plans to change his lifestyle, downsize, become less material.

The rest is fallout. Anyway, it's just one theory.


I know exactly how this part goes. I have no desire to ever pick up another empty Nuka Cola bottle.
2013-03-12 11:36:17 AM  
1 votes:
jayhawk88:  audiophile-worthy five-disc CD player. And, of course, a black turbocharged Volvo. With a remote starter!

Whoa! Slow down there, Bill Gates. A  FIVE DISC CD player!?!?!


It is the Audiophile piece that gets expensive.
It probably had acoustically tuned wooden knobs, the tray balanced on spindles made of spider webs, and plugged into a solid state noise reduction outlet (which required rewiring the whole house if he did it 'right').
2013-03-12 11:35:57 AM  
1 votes:
I ain't sayin' she's a gold-digger,
But you don't see her livin' in no 420 ft2 apartment!

/fish-stdicks
2013-03-12 11:23:07 AM  
1 votes:
The months I spent banging Olga in Barcelona and in Thailand changed my lifestyle too.
2013-03-12 11:22:21 AM  
1 votes:
This is all I thought of while reading the article and then the comments section.
thetechprblog.com

Smug writer and even more smug comments. Birds of a feather...
2013-03-12 11:15:18 AM  
1 votes:
TFAblah blah blah something something i don't have kids i don't have kids i don't have kids have you smelled my farts they're delicious
2013-03-12 11:11:48 AM  
1 votes:
and for those of us that can't afford either of his lifestyles... hang on I'll be right back I need to run to the store and get that big screen TV I've been meaning to buy for the bathroom
2013-03-12 11:07:55 AM  
1 votes:

GiantRex: Pocket Ninja: His description of Olga makes me think his life trajectory is actually closer to something like this:

1) Guy makes a lot of money, is happy, buys lots of crap he doesn't need.
2) Guy meets girl who's very different from the normal, vapid, airheaded, money-grubbing girls he normally meets. She travels places he's never been, listens to bands he's never heard of, is shockingly open about how much she enjoys sex, and constantly talks about how she doesn't care about money.
3) "Doesn't care about money" actually translates to "doesn't have money," but regardless of that fact she has learned that life can be experienced, gripped by the teeth, so to speak, by befriending people who do have it.
4) Girl who doesn't care about/have money and guy who has money and wants to keep farking girl go on trip together to gritty but safe third world destination. He sees gritty things, like people bathing in rivers. Girl has a copy of "Lonely Planet" that they use to find authentic local restaurants filled with backpack-toting Americans.
5) Guy begins to believe girl's message that money is unimportant, despite the fact that he is paying for everything. He begins to question his previous values. She encourages him, sometimes while out shopping.
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.

Don't let Hollywood see this, or we'll be seeing a trailer for the movie by the end of the year.


Starring John Cusack and Lisa Bonet
2013-03-12 11:01:20 AM  
1 votes:
I can kid of relate to what the article is about.  I used to have a three bedroom house filled with crap.  I took a job in New York and had to condense all that crap into a 230 SF apartment (not a typo).  I gave away pretty much everything except a couch, bed, dresser, dishes, clothes, TV and stereo.  Living that way really is much less complicated.  Cleaning takes almost no time, impulse shopping goes away since there's no room to put anything.  Of course, that was 12 years ago.  Now I have a five bedroom house and a bunch of kids and I'm right back to having wall to wall shiat piled up.  To quote a guy from Carcraft magazine "I don't have a retirement, but I have a lot of memories".
2013-03-12 10:55:38 AM  
1 votes:
He quoted Chuck Palahniuk several times, and didn't mention it. Does plagiarism not count in shiatty blog posts?
2013-03-12 10:53:23 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-03-12 10:51:14 AM  
1 votes:

planes: Sometimes, I'll wake upnot know where the heck I am, and have to look out the window, or go out and walk around. Great feeling.


Preparing for Alzheimer's?
2013-03-12 10:50:52 AM  
1 votes:

Barfmaker: It's pronounced "doosh" but it's not spelled like that.


Unless you live in Rhode Island.
2013-03-12 10:48:13 AM  
1 votes:
I once thought that I could be happy without owning stuff, but it turned out I was just poor. I'm still poor, but now I'm poor enough to afford stuff that I can actually enjoy.
2013-03-12 10:47:42 AM  
1 votes:
Being broke and just scraping by: It's the new black.
2013-03-12 10:46:12 AM  
1 votes:
My sister was like this. Constantly espoused the mantra "money isn't important". Now that my mother has stopped footing her bills, my sister has been remarkable silent on the subject.

There's nothing wrong with "decluttering". But anyone who describes themselves as a "minimalist" needs a "maximalist" cock-punch.

I've yet to come across a "minimalist" on the internet who wasn't selling something.
2013-03-12 10:44:05 AM  
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: Mugato: sigdiamond2000: You know, between this and the Slate article yesterday by the allergic woman bragging about pestering a grieving mother at a wake about the peanut content of the food, I'm really starting to wonder whether these supposedly legitimate web sites/newspapers are purposely publishing stuff they know is trollish just for page hits.

You don't think there really are people like this? I know there are. I've spotted them in the wild.

I can't imagine more than 3% of the population not wanting to punch this guy in the face after reading this article. They have to realize that, right?

They never realize it.

I know people like this exist. I know some of these kinds of people. Whenever they leave the room, everyone talks about what assholes they are. Sometimes they don't even wait until they leave the room.

As out of touch as the Northeastern elite may be, I find it very hard to believe that the NYT didn't realize that they were publishing a story that was going to generate almost nothing but hate for this f*ckstick.


Yes they are trolling and they don't like this guy either.

The ancient Greeks avoided fame and the sin of hubris at all costs. Why? Because it would bring attention from the Gods and nothing good ever came from that kind of attention. I did not understand that fully until the invention of the internet.
2013-03-12 10:43:24 AM  
1 votes:
Aside from my travel habit... I feel better that my carbon footprint is significantly smaller

Ignoring the the parts that aren't smaller, my carbon footprint is smaller.
2013-03-12 10:43:00 AM  
1 votes:
I have a boat.

I think I will keep it, materialism be damned.

Also some rods, multiple types of boots, a bicycle, a shotgun, some patio furniture, a grill, a firepit, and will be getting a kayak.

Might even try windsurfing this summer.

If only I had the money to experience those activities without owning stuff?
2013-03-12 10:29:58 AM  
1 votes:
I don't have a single CD or DVD and I have 10 percent of the books I once did.

Me too! Going digital is great.
2013-03-12 10:07:35 AM  
1 votes:
Well at least he isn't living in a 5 star New York hotel while he tells we should imagine a world without money.
2013-03-12 10:04:29 AM  
1 votes:

Lumpmoose: A phone isn't supposed to "excite" you or improve your emotional state. You sound farked up in the head in a way that shouldn't be blamed on materialism. See a therapist. Moving from one extreme to the other doesn't make you wise.


My phone improves my emotional state.
2013-03-12 09:54:37 AM  
1 votes:
He tells me how to live with less money, let me show him how to live right after being kicked in the nuts.
2013-03-12 09:48:28 AM  
1 votes:
Hey, whatever makes you happy...but I hardly think it warrants a hero tag.
2013-03-12 09:46:25 AM  
1 votes:

GiantRex: Don't let Hollywood see this, or we'll be seeing a trailer for the movie by the end of the year.


Get Michael Cera on the horn, stat.

/or is it Cena?
//the monotone, self deprecating douchebag
///not the wrestler
2013-03-12 09:41:03 AM  
1 votes:
The one single, common trait of all self-help gurus, minimalist living scolds, life coaches, "professional organizers," or any other fraudster of the multi-billion dollar personal improvement industry is this: They're all rich.

Anyone who breathlessly spews dime-store bullsh*t like "money doesn't buy happiness" has never been poor, and anyone who says stuff like "the best things in life aren't things" owns a sh*tload of things.
2013-03-12 09:20:13 AM  
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So when was he the bigger pompous asshole, when he had a lot of shiat or now that he's a minimalist? Or is it about even?
2013-03-12 09:15:25 AM  
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RexTalionis: I'm pretty happy with my materialistic lifestyle.

 
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