Why are friends, family, and associates so averse to the idea of skoolies, glamping, alternative sustainable living, wind & solar energy renewable energy resources, and composting toilets????
They see my enthusiasm when I try to explain the things I'm learning and they look at me like I'm trying to put an Ozark Trail Walmart tent out behind a dumpster and I'm excited about it!
Is it because they've become accustomed to their ideas of conventional living? Is it because they've never stopped long enough to actually see what nature has to offer?
Are they too lazy to take the time to research alternative living and they want to keep making that mortgage payment, make that $70,000 suburban truck payment and continue letting Big Business lead them around by the nose hairs? One thing I see is they don't have the time to research material, because they are caught up in the trap!
They're simply amazed that I spend $7.00 a month and can download any new movie I want, any software I want, and any music I want. (And no, it's not from The Pirate Bay or bit torrents)
Also, I can go to websites and watch any series or sitcom that I want for free!
I learned how to build a digital antenna in 10 minutes and told dishnetwork to shove that dish! I can get 14 open air digital television channels (uncompressed signal) and I don't have to pay for all those commercials... One of my friends was complaining that her cable and internet was out for 2 days after the tornadoes came through town...
The only time my digital antenna television was off the air was at the same time I was 6 feet underground.
(first time in 40 years I've gone to the cellar, and when I came out had learned the town was hit by 3 EF2 tornadoes)
A 1 hour series is actually only 42 minutes... I never missed an episode of Justified on FX, Hell on Wheels, Breaking Bad... I even just downloaded the entire Wonder Years series, just for fecal matter & giggles! Winnie grew up NICE!!!!
I watched mayweather pacquiao fight 4 hours after it aired... So what if I had to stay away from the news, internet, and phone for a few hours, I just found something else to do with my time, saved $100 on the scam of the century, and it was like I was watching it live!
They actually want to pay someone so they can watch Dancing with the Stars???? Honestly, they are the ones that I don't understand!
food, water, & shelter...... that's all we actually "need".... Anything above that is a luxury, that someone else will profit from.
A couple nights ago, I found a really cool website where you can create your own nature sounds with tons of different tracks.... I find it very soothing to listen to a thunderstorm, windchimes, birds and crickets. And I can sit back and just say FTW for a little while longer.
give it a try, fully customizable and downloadable ogg format file
or you can just it run in another tab in the background... that's what I do.