Posted 7:26 PM by JP in
Man gives up money and modern conveniences, is made happier for it:

“People often ask me if I miss my old world... stress, traffic jams, bank statements, utility bills... why would I miss any of that? Now I’ve tasted life without money I never want to go back to the way I lived before.”

This isn't the first time this realization has occurred in history.




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Sarah said...

is it possible that the sort of person who would be inspired and motivated to give up modern conveniences and money is the sort of person who would be made happier by that? As in it is the type of person and the action they take that makes it enjoyable, not just the action they take. It cannot be employed universally...



JP said...

I don't think it's likely everyone would go down this route, but I do think the idea of "stripping away the unnecessary" is a universal impulse, whether it's through subscribing to religious purity, political purity, or personal sustainability (to name just three examples).



Sarah said...

I completely agree. Some people may be more motivated, for whatever reason (personal experiences, disgust with society, what have you) to take the more extreme route, but everyone pursues a similar desire to their own personal degree.