Do the woods have Wi-Fi? :) If I am to go into the woods, I would at least like a cabin/trailer to live in that gets some kind of electricity. I’m not above solar panels, and that would be amazing, if I can afford them. I have money saved up, so I could buy some cheap land and a cheap trailer, and it could happen soon, but I’d have to make some changes in my life. I just want Internet access and a refrigerator that works. Is that asking too much? Maybe a propane stove. And running water. You know what? I don’t think I’m cut out for survivalist living, although living in a fully functional cabin in the woods is doable. But living like the Unabomber did, I don’t think so. It’s just too physically taxing, especially in our barren country.
I’ve been living a minimalist lifestyle for years now, and I have to say that it has been worth it in the long run. In less than 2 years, I’ve saved $15,000 working at a regular job that requires little more than you show up and be consistent. I’ve sold tons of stuff, thrown some out, given some away, and am paring down my DVD collection and other extraneous things I no longer need. I would probably be able to live in a single room, but not yet a closet, but that would be a bit extreme.
The less I own, the freer I am. And the less I need to buy, the less I have to work to support myself. It is easier than it looks because all you have to do is make the commitment to it and then do it. Keep what is important to you, what is useful to you, but everything else goes by the wayside. Ebay is a great way to sell you stuff, which I’ve done, and you can also give things away. Goodwill or the Salvation Army is a great place to get rid of your things, and it is for a good cause, or so they say it is. (Personally, I think they are creating an army. :)) Anyway, I own very little and it is all I need to thrive, and anyone can do this if they really want to, so stay committed and it will happen.
I’ve gotten off sugar before and I find it is a wonderful experience. Every now and then I go back to my white grainy master, but I have limited my sugar to less than 25g a day pretty consistently for years now. There is no denying we need a little sugar to live, but cutting down on white sugar and consuming no white flour are two of the best health decisions I have ever made. I encourage all of you to do the same.
Now I don’t hate all people, but just 99% of them. I like people who think the way I do, which is a very, very small subset of the population, far less than 1%. I’m eccentric, but so the fuck what? I don’t conform to social norms and couldn’t care less. I am who I am and I prefer to spend time with myself because I find I keep the best company. I’m not looking to get married or even enter into a relationship. I’m not looking to have kids either. Those are just more people I have to deal with. Solitude is the best companion I’ve ever had and I would like to keep it that way.
This is one of my dreams. Living in the woods away from people and society. Just getting away from it all. But I don’t want to go all the way in. It would be nice to still be able to go back to society every once in awhile or even get a part-time job working to save up money for food. This for me isn’t about being pure, but lessening my dependence on the system until I no longer need it. This society is going to crash anyway, so it is nice to be prepared for it once it happens. I am not a survivalist, but an anarcho-primitivist. If any of you are interested, look up that word on Google and you’ll find some great articles.
This is about getting free. Let us accomplish that goal.
Giving up soda years ago was certainly worth it. I lost 10 pounds even though I wasn’t fat to begin with. Soda has so many bad things in it, HFCS, sodium benzoate, benzene, etc etc etc. Giving it up was easy because I knew I was giving up something that was damaging to my health. You’re better off drinking water or tea.
This is going to be so hard. I’ve already tried doing this 3 times in the past month and lasted only 5 days each time. I find that masturbation really isn’t pleasurable for me anymore because of the frequency at which I practice it. I do it from 10 to 15 times a month now and I’ve been on this schedule for 7 years or so. I did go 30 days once before after a brain surgery and went 12 or 14 days when I was 16. I need to be able to do this. I need support and I need to be held accountable. I honestly don’t think I can last 30 days. But I have to do it to prove to myself that it is possible. It is the only true addiction I’ve ever had.
Why is this something that’s so hard for me to do? I don’t have much of a sex drive. I’ll meditate whenever I get the urge to masturbate. That’s what I’ll do. I can say to myself, “It’s only 30 days. If I can do 30 days, I can do a year.” I wonder how many people can actually do this.
I didn’t mean to infring on the copyright of Nike, but whatever. Just do it. Drink black coffee no sugar. It’s actually quite tasteful. Don’t do flavored coffee either. Regular old joe. Trust me, after a week, you’ll be hooked. It’s very tasty and yes it is bitter, but the bitterness is the coffee. People too often hide the actual flavor of the coffee by adding cream, milk, sugar, and cinnamon. It is taking away from the taste of the actual liquid you are drinking: coffee. So give it a shot. It’s better for you, as there is less calories and less rBGH.
What I did was clear out the excess that wasn’t me. If it wasn’t me, it went in the trash or to Goodwill. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure rings true here. Decluttering is something to make part of everyone’s daily routine who strives for this goal. Get rid of things that no longer ring true for you or that you simply no longer want or need. A decluttered house looks much nicer than a cluttered one. The less you have, the more you appreciate it. And when you consciously declutter, the things you keep will be worthwhile to you, while the things you get rid of will be inconsequential. Take it slow, one step at a time, or do it all out in one day. The task is up to you. Getting there is half the battle. Maintaining it is the other half. Good luck.
Bill Hicks, one of my favorite comedians of all-time, said this in one of his acts. What about my bank account and my family? There’s no need to worry ever because it’s just a ride.
I’ve been suffering from headaches for six years since I had brain cancer. The doctors give me some pills which work some of the time, while other times they do nothing. I have Parinaud’s Syndrome and my eyes don’t work right so I’m in constant eye pain. Wish me luck on ridding myself of this burden that has pretty much destroyed my life.
Last month I got a huge break where I got to go to NYC and perform in front of a live audience and I’ll be getting my DVD of it shortly. It’s certainly something to look forward to. I am performing at Comedy Cabana again next Tuesday in SC. I think the only problem I’ll have with this whole comedy thing is the travel, which is liable to kill me. Other than that, I should do okay. I can’t wait for my career to finally take off. Wish me luck!
If only I could find a good place. I live in tourist town USA, or Myrtle Beach, which is filled with restaurants and bars, not to mention all these awful beach stores. The only nature I see is in small patches off of the highways. There aren’t many state parks around here that just let you wander aimlessly. There is a golf course near my house, though, but if I walk on it, I always get the stink eye from the golfers. When I was in college, there was a patch of wooded area at the end of the university that said “No Trespassing.” But that didn’t stop me. I used to go there to reflect and be alone. To get away from humanity. I meditated and whatnot and I’m looking for another safe and peaceful haven.
I know Oprah had this on her show, but that’s not my motivation. Ants is where I get my motivation. They are always scavenging off of what us humans discard. They’ll eat anything as long as it is not rotten. Even then… Why should people starve when there is a bounty at our feet? There are edible plants and plenty of edible food thrown away. Usually because of some arbitrary date on the side of the box. This goes bad on 3/14/09. Give me a break. And the stuff in the garbage is usually recently expired stuff. Like one or two days. Or even not expired at all. Come on, people. There is no reason to starve in America at least.
Any of you guys want to buy something of mine?
Right now I am taking an involuntary vow of silence due to a sore throat I have. But it allows for one to be able to be at peace with oneself. I’ve done it a few times before and people would always ask if anything’s wrong, I’ve been so quiet. And of course, I don’t respond. I just hint that nothing is wrong and that I need to rest my vocal chords and reflect on my speaking patterns. The longest I’ve gone is a couple of days, but I want to see if I can push this one for at least a week. Wish me luck!
Depression is a pain. A big pain. A feeling of hopelessness. My life sucks. I just don’t get joy out of things anymore. I feel disconnected from the world. I had a brain tumor and ever since then, I can’t seem to get connected. Six long years of this. I feel nothing except occasional sadness. Sometimes I laugh, and I act happy around others to convey the image nothing’s wrong. Therapy won’t help me. Neither will medication. I guess I have to find a way to beat this myself. Nobody understands how I feel after the three operations I had and radiation treatments. Something fucked up there. I don’t blame the doctors. I chose to go through with this understanding the risks. But my life has gone way downhill ever since then. I tried so hard to get my life back on track, but more setbacks, crippling headaches for over a year, and a feeling of how I can’t get out alone in the condition I’m in. Wish me luck.
While working to simplify my life, the thought of not eating, or at least eating very little while getting most of my nutrition from the sun seemed like a good idea. I’m not quite there yet, but I don’t eat much, less than 1500 calories a day, and I get a lot of sun. I’ve got a nice healthy tan and I intend for the sun to nourish me while I’m out there. I intend for my body to be receptive to the sunlight and all the nutrients it has for me. Oh, and the air as well. It would not be called breatharianism if there was no breathing involved.
My doctor told me 100 oz. a day for good health for someone my size (6’1”, 175 lbs). Which is truly worth it in all respects. I don’t measure it down to the ounce, but I would say I get between 85 to 120 oz. a day and it helps me quite a bit. The only downside is the excessive urination. But it is worth it for other reasons. Everything flows smoother and it is more of a joy to be alive.
Donated tons of clothes and about 70 books to Goodwill/Library. Only the essential had the privilege of staying. It was so WORTH DOING!