A lot of people talk about living life to the fullest. Above everything else, I’ve always seen this ideal as being paramount. I want to experience as much as I can, to know everything, and to see everything that can be seen. I want to go to all the interesting and unique places I can before they’re gone forever.
Unfortunately, living a lifestyle like this takes money. Lots of money. Much more money than I have at this moment (I have pockets full of lint). And although I’d love to work at a 9 to 5 job, these jobs tend to get mundane, boring, and repetitive. I wish someone would pay me to be the free spirit that I am, or at least pay me for my creativity. I write, photograph, and create very interesting and informative websites. But the sad truth is that a capitalist society rarely supports the arts or creativity. Instead, such a society is more interested in more superficial possessions and expensive goods. I admit that I like nice things, but I don’t need to rely on nice things for my survival or happiness. All I really need in my life are my pets, my computer, my camera, a place to stay, food, warm clothes, and a notebook.
I’m happy living in a really small house because it doesn’t require an excessive amount of maintenance, or money to keep it heated. Living on a shoestring and having only a small handful of luxuries is perfectly fine with me. It’s not about getting what you want, but loving what you’ve got.