Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's about the money

Collectible old Philippine peso bills and coins

Daniel Suelo, is 51 years old and does not have any money in his pocket.  Neither does he have money stashed away in his house or in a bank.  He wants it that way and he's happy..  

He had decided to stop using money altogether. That meant no "conscious barter," food stamps or other government handouts. His mission was to "use only what is freely given or discarded and what is already present and already running," he wrote on his web site, Zero Currency.

His home is a cave on public land outside Moab, Utah. He scavenges for food from the garbage or off the land (fried grasshoppers, anyone?). He has been known to carve up and boil fresh road kill. He bathes, without soap, in the creek.

Is he merely a bum or some crazy vagabond? Hold your judgement.  Read more  about his somewhat Christ-like existence here.

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1 comment:

  1. I always have this yearning for life to be as simple as being able to bathe in rivers and creeks with crystal clear be picking fruits from trees freely and cooking what the family catches from the sea and what is harvested from the be adorning my face with flowers on my ears and walking barefooted on the ground with green soft grass...and what everyone does is toil on land, planting replacement for what we uproot and living in sheer peace and generosity with one another...a dreamer I am...