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GliderGuider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-21-09 05:27 AM
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15. I'm on board.
Edited on Mon Dec-21-09 05:39 AM by GliderGuider
Most of the money and possessions I had 10 years ago are gone, and I find I'm much happier (except late at night when I think about the meaning of Copenhagen). I find much joy now in a circle of close and deep friends, the love of my soulmate, getting to know myself better, and experiencing the world around me as it truly is.

Money is the fish-hook inside the lure of Empire.

Edited to add: Not to mention that deliberate, widespread impoverishment is the only thing that has even a chance of saving this cycle of civilization. Best we do it ourselves rather than wait for others or Mother Nature to dictate terms.
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  -Deliberate Poverty bhikkhu  Dec-20-09 12:17 PM   #0 
  - K&R. Looking at it from outside the consumer culture  cliffordu   Dec-20-09 12:20 PM   #1 
  - Deliberate poverty..  ananda   Dec-20-09 12:21 PM   #2 
  - I keep hearing how something is leftist, or liberal, or conservative, etc  bhikkhu   Dec-20-09 12:43 PM   #5 
  - We are already doing it  TxRider   Dec-25-09 11:23 AM   #25 
  - Agree  potisok   Dec-20-09 12:34 PM   #3 
  - This is an idea I have been thinking of a great deal  eilen   Dec-20-09 12:43 PM   #4 
  - I've discussed that with friends as well.  juno jones   Dec-21-09 01:31 AM   #13 
  - "Not doing."  Gregorian   Dec-20-09 01:22 PM   #6 
  - I think my poverty is deliberate these days  Warpy   Dec-20-09 01:32 PM   #7 
  - estate sales are awesome.  pansypoo53219   Dec-20-09 01:55 PM   #8 
     - I've always found them unbearably sad  Warpy   Dec-20-09 04:33 PM   #9 
        - when I die, I hope everyone goes to town with the stuff of my life  babydollhead   Dec-25-09 11:06 AM   #24 
  - good thoughts  G_j   Dec-20-09 06:37 PM   #10 
  - I like this idea and have said that oil depletion will solve as many  jwirr   Dec-20-09 07:08 PM   #11 
  - I'm not a fan of poverty  XemaSab   Dec-20-09 09:47 PM   #12 
  - Perhaps another word would do  bhikkhu   Dec-22-09 01:09 AM   #21 
  - We recently sold and gave away a large portion of our possessions  FedUpWithIt All   Dec-21-09 01:46 AM   #14 
  - I'm on board.  GliderGuider   Dec-21-09 05:27 AM   #15 
  - Have you heard of The Dark Mountain Project?  eilen   Dec-21-09 06:55 AM   #16 
     - I sure have. I love it!  GliderGuider   Dec-21-09 07:50 AM   #17 
        - As do I  eilen   Dec-21-09 05:57 PM   #18 
           - I don't write well enough to submit.  GliderGuider   Dec-21-09 06:17 PM   #20 
  - Or perhaps we need to redefine "WEALTH", and what it really means.  Dover   Dec-21-09 06:10 PM   #19 
  - Certainly, and I think more about happiness than money  bhikkhu   Dec-22-09 01:17 AM   #22 
  - Indeed: Redefine wealth  BeFree   Dec-22-09 08:53 PM   #23 
     - Voluntary Poverty?  Nederland   Dec-25-09 04:39 PM   #26 
     - I'm aware of the hypocritical aspect of it  bhikkhu   Dec-25-09 07:29 PM   #27 
     - ...and about the computer  bhikkhu   Dec-26-09 12:41 AM   #28 
     - Good question  BeFree   Dec-26-09 05:31 PM   #32 
     - That seems to be a disingenuous question.  silverweb   Dec-26-09 06:19 PM   #33 
     - "True wealth is the ability to be generous"  bhikkhu   Dec-27-09 01:40 AM   #36 
  - Absolutely agree.  silverweb   Dec-26-09 11:51 AM   #29 
  - So where do you think healthcare comes from?  TheWraith   Dec-26-09 12:48 PM   #30 
  - Good things are essentially separable  bhikkhu   Dec-26-09 01:29 PM   #31 
  - So, we all have to have iPhones and Hummers and McMansions in order  kestrel91316   Dec-26-09 07:13 PM   #35 
  - I don't think of it as "deliberate poverty" but rather "simple living".  kestrel91316   Dec-26-09 06:52 PM   #34 
  - great post!  amborin   Dec-27-09 02:35 AM   #37 
  - I prefer the term "Voluntary Simplicity" for essentially the same concept  Electric Monk   Dec-27-09 03:03 AM   #38 
  - I would be calling this deliberate self worth and holistically minded  flow_urgirl   Dec-27-09 07:29 AM   #39 
     - Well said. And may I add,  GliderGuider   Dec-27-09 09:58 AM   #40 
 

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