To all that are passionate about a cause or ever may be.

The long term solution to dealing with unwanted weeds is to pull them up from the roots. This is a simple concept that should be applied by anyone working to create positive change. Do not chop at the leaves of your issue, leaving it to pester the next generation, instead learn the roots of the issue and start chipping away from there.

Please share this as a friendly reminder to all.

Sharing Economy Sites

Sharing in the USA: Sharing Economy Websites

The sharing economy is sweeping the United States by storm. Rather than purchasing something you would rarely use, the sharing economy involves collaborative consumption to get the same job done. Some of these transactions include barter, some a monetary transaction, and others are entirely free. Below we take a look at some very popular categories, some websites in each category, and our opinions on the picks.

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Rob in Costa Rica

The Farm of Life, Costa Rica: The land of Health and Happiness

Most of the experts in happiness will tell you that it comes from within and this is something I’m beginning to understand and experience more and more. Many of my most challenging moments that would put others to tears have been my happiest. I realize that it is my outlook and attitude that decides whether I feel happiness or sadness under any circumstance. Life is a matter of perspective.

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Rob Greenfield Crushing Cans

Update on Share My Way Home!

I am still in Panama City where I’m trying to make about $100 to keep me out of dangerous situations on the trek home through Central America. So far I’ve collected 470 cans, pawned things I’ve found on the streets and in garbage cans (electronics, bottle of rum, and cigarettes), was paid for an English conversation, unsuccessfully attempted tour sales, stopped in at a modeling agency, and have posted on dozens of forums. I’ve scrounged together $36 and I think I’m making about $1/ hour. In the city most of my food has come from eating rice and beans off trays at mall food courts and the rest from nice people buying me simple beans, rice, and plantains. The tap water here is clean so that has been a non-issue. I’m staying with some really nice people from Kalu Yala which has made this adventure so much easier.

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Rob Greenfield Kalu Yala

I’m alive and WELL!

I’m alive and WELL! Very well! It has been a fairly grueling adventure so far but I am at Kalu Yala, a sustainable community in the rainforest. I’ve met many helpful people and have had to use a lot of resourcefulness to get me here. I scrounged up food from trash bins at the airport and from westernized shopping malls on the streets in Panama. It was 23 miles here from the Panama City airport which I walked part way and took a bus, which a nice man gave me $1 to ride. Upon arriving here I slept for 14 hours in a bunk bed. With many episodes of vivid dreaming over the last 36 hours, the real world and my dream world have blurred together into this dreamlike paradise I am in now.

Much love to all, I’ll check in again in a few days.

My craziest adventure yet: Share My Way Home.

This Wednesday, I fly one-way to Panama City with just the clothes on my back and passport, no money, no cellphone or camera, not even a toothbrush. From there I’ll “Share My Way Home” across 4,000 miles and 7 international borders using the sharing economy, resourcefulness, and a combination of social media and human interaction. I’m certain there will be some pretty rough moments but, because of my faith in humanity and the vast connectivity of our world, I think I’ll be just fine. I’m excited for an immersion in meaningful life away from my computer and cellphone, full of good people, and the simplicity of nature. 

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