Been doing much the same myself.
I am debt free.
I am vegan.
I am engaging as many as possible in conversations.
My side of many of those conversations are recorded on my blog site – http://www.tedhowardnz.wordpress.com
We have a problem with the concept of markets and money. Markets cannot give universal abundance a non-zero value – which when most things were genuinely scarce made sense. However, now that we live in a time of exponential expansion of the ability to automate production, it makes no sense. Now the biggest obstacle to universal abundance of all essentials of life to everyone is the very idea of money and exchange.
As a society, we have allowed the value of money to dominate over the value of individuals.
Each conversation is one step closer to universal security, universal prosperity.
As a species we are uniquely equipped by evolution for cooperation, and we can certainly compete if necessary.
Let’s make competition unnecessary, and matter of choice.
In my understanding this site is about sharing ideas and making a difference for everyone on the planet.
That requires building understanding, and that requires both integrity and compassion.
So we need to say what we think, and to do so in a way that is as respectful as possible of other people (if not necessarily of the ideas those people hold).
I am reasonably hard to offend.
You show no signs of doing so.
Thank you for your willingness to express yourself.
Anyone who expresses themselves takes a risk of being criticised by others.
I honour you for your willingness to take such a risk.
Keep it up.
For any of us, we mostly actually only learn anything when we are prepared to say what we think, and find out from some piece of evidence someone else shows us that reality can’t actually be the way we thought, and it has to be some other way.
Making mistakes – the oldest way of learning, and still one of the best.