It’s been over two years now since I decided to get a vasectomy and I’ve never looked back. A few times I have been saddened when I was told the world needs me to have kids or when a girl was not interested in me because I can’t make a baby. However, in those rare moments I remember why I decided to do what I did and am quickly reassured it was the right choice for me. Today I share with you why I did what so few people of my age have dared to do in hopes of shedding light on a topic that is frequently brushed under the rug.
When I was younger I worked hard to earn a lot of money to buy the freedom to pursue my greatest dreams and desires.
Today I have that freedom to chase down even my most far fetched dreams and I’ve tackled my fair share of them. However, that freedom is only in small part due to my hard work to earn money. On the contrary, I have learned to live with less, to need less, and to want less and that is what has given me the freedom to be who I want to be, to stand strong for what I believe, to be a part of something greater, and to run down every dream that I conjure up.
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.
In 2013 I…
Cycled 4,700 miles across the United States inspiring others to live in a manner that is beneficial for earth, community, and self.
Lived on the streets for a week to gain a better understanding of homeless living and solidify within me that all humans are equal.
Day 2 of Change the World is Take Back the Human Body Day!
I believe that humans would be happier, healthier, and better to the earth if we were more comfortable in our own skin. It would mean fewer beauty products, less clothing and accessories, and less time in front of the mirror. That would leave more money and time for what’s important. Also, today is about treating our bodies with health and respect.
You voted on these mini adventures on Facebook:
Go skinny dipping
Go barefoot the entire day
Do an all-natural photo.
I just parted ways with my last business shirt and slacks. I’ve been holding on to one outfit for times when I may need to impress a potential client, colleague, or investor. No longer will I conform in this manner to a way of life that I don’t see fit for myself. No longer will I support a way of being that I don’t see as necessary.
Read this if you want to…
Be inspired to live a fuller life.
Realize that maybe a lot more can be done in 24 hours than you think.
See life from a different perspective, even if just for a moment.
Live simply and live free.
I’ve nearly crossed the entire state of Pennsylvania now and I’ve done it without using a penny. Was it really hard? No. In fact, it was quite easy. Why was it easy? Because Americans are wasteful and I am easily able to feed myself off of this waste. Because I ride a bike which uses my own free energy rather than drive a car that costs around 10 to 20 cents per mile to feed. Because the land provides for us and I use it’s provisions. Because I am resourceful and use what is available to me. Because I do good and so others want to do good for me. Because I understand that money is not needed to live and it is only something that has been created.