I Prefer A Simple Way Of Life

Life is short here on Earth. Time is the most invaluable resource, since one can not recuperate lost time. Lost time is gone forever.

If you have free time, you can afford things money could never buy: Love, Inspiration, True Friends...

I feel sorry for the majority of people on this planet who prefer to trade their time for other goals, such as: money, power, fame, survival, fake socializing etc. I wonder if these people are really happy. No, I do not just 'wonder'. I know they aren't.

I admit, things worldwide do not look very pretty. The socioeconomic system is damaged. Big (or smaller, size is actually irrelevant here) corporations are interested in their own profits, not in the happiness of their employees. For the bosses, the employees are not humans, they are just servants, slaves, files and numbers...

Many people have to struggle for their survival, even if they don't agree with the system. They trade most of their time for some poor money that barely affords them more than just the bare necessities. But without enough time, it is not possible to be truly happy. Then why continue living? Only out of fear of death?...

These questions arise: Is this the only way of living? Are there alternative lifestyles?

I myself prefer to look at alternatives: forming/joining self-sustaining communities of like-minded people, permaculture, freeganism, The Venus Project etc.

But most of all, I prefer life to be simple. To keep around only what I need and what makes me really happy. To be spiritual in an joyous way, always wondering about the ever present miracles of life, without the shackles of any formal rituals or other similar norms. To be religious beyond religion. Not because I go regularly to a temple, but because I listen to the calm breeze, or watch a sunset, or play a game. Simple things. 

To have plenty of free time, even if that means less money. Time to daydream, watch the sky, listen to the birds, play a nice game, share spiritual elevating experiences with nice people...
paladinjedi paladinjedi
31-35, M
May 14, 2012