5/4/2012 1:27 AM
Pretty much everyone out there wakes up every day with a job to do, bills to pay and needs to meet. Essentially, everything about our lives revolves around money, but what if you just gave it all up one day? What if you handed off your life savings, no matter how big or how small, and set out to do something better with yourself? One man did exactly that and has lived for the last 12 years without money. Oh, and he’s doing just fine!
Daniel Suelo is 51 years old and has spent more than a decade living here, there and everywhere. He’s stayed in communes, camped in the wilderness, slept in stranger’s homes and now he lives a cave in Utah. He lives on what is freely given to him, the road kill he collects and things that have been discarded. It may not sound like a good life to the majority of people who revolve their lives around the dollars they earn, but he’s perfectly content with what he has. He pays no taxes and receives no assistance whatsoever from the government. His carbon footprint is virtually nonexistent and he left the little money he had to his name in a phone booth back in 2000.
For a long time, Suelo’s friend Mark Sundeen thought he’d lost his mind, but when the economy started to crash everything started to make a little more sense. Sundeen went on to write a biography about Suelo and his journey, thoughts and beliefs called The Man Who Quit Money. The way they both see it, our economy is so out of control that we’re powerless. If there is a solution, no one has found it yet, so Suelo has politely decided to disobey the norm and find his own way.
Could you ever go back to the basics and live on road kill and people’s garbage? What do you think about this man’s decision to go against the grain and set an example? Sound off in the comment section below!
Source: Daily Mail
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