Walk Away From What You Know

Walk Away From What You Know

Joined: May 4th, 2005, 1:31 pm

August 31st, 2011, 2:04 am #1

Truth is, I'm not there yet, I can't really do this. It is food for thought though, and maybe I can not buy into this manufactured need quite as much.

Walk Away From What You Know
You have the power to cripple national consumerism.

Yes, You.

Walk away.

Walk away from mortgages, interest, fees, taxes and materialism.

First you must begin to look at your relationship with the paper in your wallet. You have to let it go. Money is fake and they give it in small amounts, then take it back in bigger amounts. Always leaving you working your *** off for a few material goods. Is it worth it? Do you feel better or bigger or happier in your lexus? Does it change your family dynamics or the relationship with your wife? You have to let it go. Stop playing in the playground, it's designed to never let you win. Why keep playing?

Look at your life without relying on money. Working just enough to live modestly. It leaves you with time for your wife, for your children and for yourself. You are no longer a rat in a race, you are a father or a husband or a friend. You have time for it now and the energy to see it through now.

Do you really need 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms? Do you need the new car, the gucci suit or the disneyland vacations? Do you really need manicured nails, dyed hair and teeth whitening? Does it make you a better person or have you been fooled? Do you feel like a great person or do you feel like you may be slaving scum?

Whether you jump in with both feet or just take small steps, EVERY step matters. You can do it!

Here are some major life changes that can cripple our materialistic nature of this nation:

Sell your home for what it is worth or if you are really brave, let it foreclose. What does a credit rating mean when no one lends any money?

Walk away from a corporate job. Find a job with a small business OR start your own small business.

Think about the fake money we use to buy fake plastic goods.... use as little of it as possible. Work only enough to live modestly, spend the free time you have now by loving those closest to you.

Organize a community board in your neighborhood. Offer a "wanted" section and a "free" section. Leave fresh flowers, organic produce from your garden or even just a nice children's toy. Have an honor jar for the community to use. Stress the importance of each member of the neighborhood, using another member of the community for goods/services they may need. Stress the importance to neighbors that asking for help will be answered. Leave $10 bills in the honor jar for anyone to take that needs it. Yes, if someone "steals" it - that means they needed it more than you. Let it go, it's just money.

Close your bank accounts or bank with a small credit union. If you feel brave, tell the bank that you are closing your accounts because you don't agree with their overloaded pockets of money and will no longer support it.

Shop at an organic (non-montesano) farm. Some of these farms will even deliver organic produce to your front door for a very affordable amount of money. We pay $42 every 2 weeks and we get much more than we could ever use or need. We give much of it away to neighbors, family and friends.

Shop at a butcher who sells grass fed beef and/or organic slabs. Better yet, get a hunting tag.

Shoot and Kill your own organic meat. Use the butcher to package it up for you correctly.

Start a chicken coop or move to an area that will allow you this basic necessity.

You can do it. I know you can.

Shop 2nd hand. None of your hard-earned money goes to the fascist money junkies except through the sales tax that you must pay and even that is 'supposed' to go the state you buy in. (who really knows anymore)

Turn your leased car in! Take a loss on the fake money you've already invested in it.

Buy a car outright, it's yours and you owe NO ONE for it. Buy an older car so that you don't support the raping through licensing fees, emission testing and repair of newer vehicles.

Proudly tell others of the changes you've made and why. Encourage them and support them in changes they may want to make, help them out as you have extra time now that you are a newly freed slave.

When you discover a windfall of currency - donate it to people directly or use it to start more neighborhood communication boards or feed the homeless. Donate it to organizations that you know are safe from the evils of materialism. Do not donate to any major organizations - they don't manage their money and about .10 from every dollar actually is used to help out anyone.

Just walk away. You can do it. Live your life free and without fear of not being rich enough. You will never be rich enough, never. Why keep striving for something that is impossible? Is it even important or were we brainwashed to believe it is?

I'm sure I've missed many many ideas to walk away from this fake materialistic slavery... if you have one - add it below!

If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
~ Gensha, Zen Master


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August 31st, 2011, 3:25 pm #2

Live your life free and without fear of not being rich enough. You will never be rich enough, never. Why keep striving for something that is impossible? Is it even important or were we brainwashed to believe it is?

---Money does NOT buy happiness... BUT... it does help

I am actually pretty content with the amount of cash I have saved. I DO want a roof over my head, so I have a house, but I did not want that monthly bill, so I paid the thing completely off. (Unfortunately I forgot about the fact that the Land tax man will still come every year + want 2 grand, and the insurance man will want a payment every year as well, so I guess you never truly "pay off" a house, ever. Even when the land is bought free and clear, you still pay tax on that land, forever.

Your post asserts that "Money is evil", and that "money is not necessary, I.e. Fake". But a couple points to think about: After you give away all of your money, how will you eat? Everyone selling those loaves of bread for 1.89 a loaf will require MONEY for that puchase.

You can't give it up, you are stuck, and must have it in order to operate in today's society. To buy food and goods, to have a piece of land, and so on.

Money itself is not Evil, anything in modesty is good, and in the case of money, necessary for survival. (can't live off of gardens and deer meat in the fall/winter when you can not harvest crops, or store that meat!)

I will agree with you however that Money DOES corrupt the minds of almost everyone society. --- How many folks would disown their own family members if they could sue them and become a Millionaire and set for life if they did so? A high percentage I bet. (A good example is what happens to families and how they find reasons to fight and divide when a large inheritance, or lottery winnings prize, is being fought over.

Money is necessary, but in Moderation.



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August 31st, 2011, 5:09 pm #3

So it isn't me you are agreeing with or disagreeing with.

My intro to the piece said:
Truth is, I'm not there yet, I can't really do this. It is food for thought though, and maybe I can not buy into this manufactured need quite as much.
So really, we're probably pretty close in philosophy. My goal is to pay our house off, which will be soon. This against the advice of some financial gurus, who a few years ago thought it was a good idea (at least one of them suggested), we take out a line of credit against the house and put that in the stock market. A much better return there! Yep.

I do have a dream of sorts. It's more about figuring out what is important in life and what isn't. Toys, gadgets, being "plugged in" 24/7 isn't for me. But we do have digital cable, a PVR, two TV's, and two computers. Our TV's are the old style. I've had people ask why we don't have a flat screen or two .. fact is, our TV's still work. A 29" and a 26" Sony.

It is hard, almost impossible to get off the grid. Taxes will follow you most anywhere.




If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
~ Gensha, Zen Master



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August 31st, 2011, 6:09 pm #4

My simplest of Philosophy: Life is a Pie.

If you have a piece, or segment of time that is "Watching TV" (Small Piece)
And a piece that is "Playing Video games" (Small piece)
And a piece that is "Investing/Saving money, working towards Debt Free"
And a Piece that is "dedicated to "social events, Friends, etc"
And a Piece that is "dedication to Faith or Civic Organization"
And a Piece that is "Dedication to Job"
And a Piece that is "Dedication to Drinking beer" (Small piece, grin)
And a Piece that is "Dedication to family and Spouse"
And a piece that is "Dedication to Learning" (Achieving a degree, or other)
....Then your "Pie of Life" is pretty complete.

On the other hand, if you only have three large pieces that consume your life, and they are the Following:
"Playing Video Games"
"Watching TV"
"Drinking Beer"
....Then your "Pie of Life" is pretty d@mn empty!

Same could be said if any one of the pieces consumes you fully. A couple examples would be:

1) The saver/Invester who is so overfocused that he puts MONEY before all else, and lives in misery at every cent that leaves his hand, or is lost in a daily stck market decline, etc.

2) The religious man who is so overconsumed in his religion that his personal health, his personal friendships/relationships with people, his ability to focus on becoming debt free and etc are destroyed by his Hyperfocus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week solely on a religion, and a conflicted book!

---Nucc and his type would disagree with my assertion here about the pie of life. But so too would a drug addict disagree whose sole piece of pie was "drug addiction". Being "Addicted" or fully consumed by ANYTHING is a bad thing, whether it be Drugs, Food, Alcohol, Religion. (In My Opinion!)
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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 1:30 pm

August 31st, 2011, 6:38 pm #5

Has caused his soul to look like this.



Give the devil an inch and he'll become a ruler~~~Wise Sayings"
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Joined: May 4th, 2005, 1:31 pm

August 31st, 2011, 6:49 pm #6

My simplest of Philosophy: Life is a Pie.

If you have a piece, or segment of time that is "Watching TV" (Small Piece)
And a piece that is "Playing Video games" (Small piece)
And a piece that is "Investing/Saving money, working towards Debt Free"
And a Piece that is "dedicated to "social events, Friends, etc"
And a Piece that is "dedication to Faith or Civic Organization"
And a Piece that is "Dedication to Job"
And a Piece that is "Dedication to Drinking beer" (Small piece, grin)
And a Piece that is "Dedication to family and Spouse"
And a piece that is "Dedication to Learning" (Achieving a degree, or other)
....Then your "Pie of Life" is pretty complete.

On the other hand, if you only have three large pieces that consume your life, and they are the Following:
"Playing Video Games"
"Watching TV"
"Drinking Beer"
....Then your "Pie of Life" is pretty d@mn empty!

Same could be said if any one of the pieces consumes you fully. A couple examples would be:

1) The saver/Invester who is so overfocused that he puts MONEY before all else, and lives in misery at every cent that leaves his hand, or is lost in a daily stck market decline, etc.

2) The religious man who is so overconsumed in his religion that his personal health, his personal friendships/relationships with people, his ability to focus on becoming debt free and etc are destroyed by his Hyperfocus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week solely on a religion, and a conflicted book!

---Nucc and his type would disagree with my assertion here about the pie of life. But so too would a drug addict disagree whose sole piece of pie was "drug addiction". Being "Addicted" or fully consumed by ANYTHING is a bad thing, whether it be Drugs, Food, Alcohol, Religion. (In My Opinion!)
Yep, I hear ya. Life is also about tradeoffs. Which you allude to. If one piece of pie is humongous, then the other pieces will be smaller, and some eliminated.

I recall talking to someone years ago about some book or books I was reading. She said "I don't have time to read." She watched a lot of TV.

I know you are very active. Me, not so much. But I am active. I believe in trying to do something structured 30 minutes a day. I lift 3 times a week. The other 4 days, yoga, a stretch, or maybe tai chi or some joint mobility work. Walk the dogs 2 times a day minimum. My point is that this time is a trade off. It cuts into TV watching, or Internet surfing.

I've read about workaholics, who spend most of their time working. I don't think that this is an enjoyable way to live. Maybe I'm wrong .. but to me a balance is important. Sure there are days, maybe weeks where something is going to consume you. If a family member is in the hospital, if there is a work project, if you decide to go on a "bootcamp" kick ..

Anyway, nice chatting.



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September 1st, 2011, 2:03 am #7

Live your life free and without fear of not being rich enough. You will never be rich enough, never. Why keep striving for something that is impossible? Is it even important or were we brainwashed to believe it is?

---Money does NOT buy happiness... BUT... it does help

I am actually pretty content with the amount of cash I have saved. I DO want a roof over my head, so I have a house, but I did not want that monthly bill, so I paid the thing completely off. (Unfortunately I forgot about the fact that the Land tax man will still come every year + want 2 grand, and the insurance man will want a payment every year as well, so I guess you never truly "pay off" a house, ever. Even when the land is bought free and clear, you still pay tax on that land, forever.

Your post asserts that "Money is evil", and that "money is not necessary, I.e. Fake". But a couple points to think about: After you give away all of your money, how will you eat? Everyone selling those loaves of bread for 1.89 a loaf will require MONEY for that puchase.

You can't give it up, you are stuck, and must have it in order to operate in today's society. To buy food and goods, to have a piece of land, and so on.

Money itself is not Evil, anything in modesty is good, and in the case of money, necessary for survival. (can't live off of gardens and deer meat in the fall/winter when you can not harvest crops, or store that meat!)

I will agree with you however that Money DOES corrupt the minds of almost everyone society. --- How many folks would disown their own family members if they could sue them and become a Millionaire and set for life if they did so? A high percentage I bet. (A good example is what happens to families and how they find reasons to fight and divide when a large inheritance, or lottery winnings prize, is being fought over.

Money is necessary, but in Moderation.


It is the LOVE of money that creates the problem. Those who love money above all else make it their god.

having said that - if someone gave me a million, I would take a chance






"Error does not become Truth because it is widely accepted; Truth does not become error, even when it stands alone"
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September 1st, 2011, 4:03 am #8

Live your life free and without fear of not being rich enough. You will never be rich enough, never. Why keep striving for something that is impossible? Is it even important or were we brainwashed to believe it is?

---Money does NOT buy happiness... BUT... it does help

I am actually pretty content with the amount of cash I have saved. I DO want a roof over my head, so I have a house, but I did not want that monthly bill, so I paid the thing completely off. (Unfortunately I forgot about the fact that the Land tax man will still come every year + want 2 grand, and the insurance man will want a payment every year as well, so I guess you never truly "pay off" a house, ever. Even when the land is bought free and clear, you still pay tax on that land, forever.

Your post asserts that "Money is evil", and that "money is not necessary, I.e. Fake". But a couple points to think about: After you give away all of your money, how will you eat? Everyone selling those loaves of bread for 1.89 a loaf will require MONEY for that puchase.

You can't give it up, you are stuck, and must have it in order to operate in today's society. To buy food and goods, to have a piece of land, and so on.

Money itself is not Evil, anything in modesty is good, and in the case of money, necessary for survival. (can't live off of gardens and deer meat in the fall/winter when you can not harvest crops, or store that meat!)

I will agree with you however that Money DOES corrupt the minds of almost everyone society. --- How many folks would disown their own family members if they could sue them and become a Millionaire and set for life if they did so? A high percentage I bet. (A good example is what happens to families and how they find reasons to fight and divide when a large inheritance, or lottery winnings prize, is being fought over.

Money is necessary, but in Moderation.


But...
It'll Rent you a Darned Good Substitute...!

-PRev1-
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September 1st, 2011, 7:46 am #9

Has caused his soul to look like this.



Give the devil an inch and he'll become a ruler~~~Wise Sayings"
I wish nucc would keep his porn to himself like his very good and only buddy big bald Jack usually does.
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September 1st, 2011, 11:18 am #10

He's your type and if he isn't I have this one for you just waiting.



Give the devil an inch and he'll become a ruler~~~Wise Sayings"
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