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Old 07-27-2009, 02:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Turtle The guy that survives on no money.

Basically he lives in a cave and forages for food/clothes.

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I live on almost no money. Quite well too I think.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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umm....Good for him.
I am glad he is happy.
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I know a few people who somehow manage to regularly spend more money than they have. Does that count?
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I'm halfway through a book on ethics, which is really full of questions and no answers. One question that now arises: If you have a skill that would improve the world for everyone around you, do you have a moral obligation to practice that skill? Suppose you were an engineer, and you could develop cheaper lithium batteries. Would it be immoral to live in a cave instead of working 40 hours a week toward on that project? 60 hours a week? 80 hours a week?

I believe it would be morally wrong to withhold your skills from society, even if your skills are nothing greater than cashing out people at the grocery store quickly so they can get on with their day. However, if you blindly do what's best for the greater good, chances are nobody will be looking out for your needs. You have to find your own balance between work and play, and between altruism and selfishness.

Suelo (cave-man) is correct that people need challenges in their life. However, it's my uneducated opinion that he would find a more suitable challenge in being an anthropology professor than in foraging for food. IMO, Suelo has the right idea - to be happy with less. But he takes it way too far, and removes himself too far from society. He should find a marketable skill he enjoys, and practice it for money. He should work hard enough to buy himself four walls and some soap, and put fresh meat, rather than roadkill, in his belly.
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Suelo (cave-man) is correct that people need challenges in their life. However, it's my uneducated opinion that he would find a more suitable challenge in being an anthropology professor than in foraging for food. IMO, Suelo has the right idea - to be happy with less. But he takes it way too far, and removes himself too far from society. He should find a marketable skill he enjoys, and practice it for money. He should work hard enough to buy himself four walls and some soap, and put fresh meat, rather than roadkill, in his belly.
Hmm... Is it ethical to put social stigmas and artificial expectations on someone who has had their fill of society?
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Humm... I've known too many people who manage to survive without earning money: they mooch off other people. It seems as though this guy is doing at least a bit of that, by using the tax-supported public library's computers for his blogging when he doesn't pay taxes. I likewise wonder if he actually owns the cave he lives in...

There's nothing wrong with learning to live on less, or making use of what other people discard. (I myself can't make a trip to the local landfill without wanting to bring back more than I took :-)) But I think this guy has gone overboard.
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I dont think we can help mooching

My friend (with cc debt) cleans out his fridge and throws away food from time to time.

Some of them are frozen in their original package and are still good.

If I didnt mooch it, then every resource that went into making that would be lost.




I dont think I would live in a cave. Maybe a small shelter/cabin I constructed myself.

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