Originally posted by kbriggss
The only way to protect yourself is to get off the grid and don't have anything that someone else wants. Hard to do. I can image people in the US
will be fighting for stupid belongings while they face starvation.
I am for most intents and purposes, off the grid (legal technicality).
Sure I am here on ATS, but there are no contractual legal binding agents upon me which compel me to anyone or organization of any type. *Aside of my
natural duty to my wife and children of course.*
People are misled into believing that wealth leads to happiness and is a qualifier for success.
This is entirely untrue.
I have found that the less property I own, the happier and freer I become.
Of course I still own a few things, like this computer.
However I remind myself to resist the impulses to buy a lot of crap I don't need. By imposing a moderate level of poverty upon myself through a
strategy of non-compliance with the world of commerce, it has become much simpler a task.
Sure it may seem that I face a frustrating and challenging situation, but I assure you that it is nearly stress-free compared to the insanity that the
materialistic oriented people face every single day in the rat race gut grind.
When the crap hits the fan, I have no plans of turning away any human being in need.
My purpose on Earth is that of caretaker, teacher, abolitionist, and healer.
If one feels that I am arrogant and prideful, they are partially mistaken. Everything that lifted me up out of my shackles will not only be freely
given by me to all, but I will promote and instigate it. Every solution to any problem I ever find will be free access to the human race if they
choose to use it.
I will stir this pot and foment advancement.
Knowledge is power, and I share power for free. I want to live in a world of liberty and happiness for all humans, no matter their disposition.
Here is the real strength of mankind.
Do not envy or fear it, embrace and become it.