MrBallou: It's called "becoming a hermit" and it ain't exactly new.
Diogenes: Because we're tired of hipsters?
paygun: Is that what they're calling bums now?
Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'd be fine with intentional poverty (provided I had internet like that guy). Seems like the stuff I do spend money on is just to enable me to go to work. If I didn't have to drive to work, I wouldn't need a car. If I lived in a nice place like Hawaii, I wouldn't need to spend as much making sure I don't freeze to death. I think it's cool that people are looking at the modern cycle of making more money to spend more money and opting out.
AverageAmericanGuy: I don't want to be broke when I retire.That's all.
seniorgato: A long time ago I realized that there was no excitement in purchases anymore. That really... it's almost soul sucking.Then I discovered mail order delivery and it's like a kid in a candy store!NEW PACKAGE IN THE MAIL!?! What could it be?! It's like Christmas every week :-D
nekom: And like many people, as much as I'd like to, I can't. Nobody is willing to buy my home for what I owe to the bank, so until that changes (or I pay off more of the mortgage), I'm stuck.It's called bankruptcy and it's an option worth considering in many cases. You're never `stuck' unless you have student loans, then may god have mercy on your soul.
Gough: I like FARK's approach to minimalism, saving resources by recycling. Recycling things like this story from what, last week?
Cybernetic: seniorgato: A long time ago I realized that there was no excitement in purchases anymore. That really... it's almost soul sucking.Then I discovered mail order delivery and it's like a kid in a candy store!NEW PACKAGE IN THE MAIL!?! What could it be?! It's like Christmas every week :-DAmazon Prime just might be your heroin.
MayoSlather: I'm not a minimalist, but I'm certainly not a materialist either, and I don't understand people that label themselves as "ambitious." Ambitious for what? To continue to work your shiat job in a needless industry, and get promoted so you can buy more shiat you don't need and will never make you happy?
beezeltown: So, monks have been hipsters for 2500 years?
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