“What would you do if you didn’t need money?” I love that steaming pile of fiction because Gene Roddenberry was the only one to create a society without the need for currency of some type. So any answer I give had better lead to money or else I will be a really happy poor person. Not that I couldn’t be great at that, it’s not a feasible reality. But that question has been coming up a lot in my life lately and it has me wondering.
Part of my fascination with the whole downsizing into a smaller and possibly mobile living space is the reduction of dependence. The need for things is powerful and I am as guilty as the next person. probably more. I could be using stuff to fill a void that the beer and excess food don’t cover or it could just be the short lived excitement from trying something new. Whatever it is if you have nowhere to keep anything getting more becomes an issue. Most people who have whittled their lives down have a one in one out policy of some kind. I think I could live with that.
So back to the initial question and what I would do… It would be travel around writing about everything and reviewing gadgets for income. I have always been a technophile and I love the journey of acquiring something then figuring out everything I can about it. What makes it great, how it could possibly improve my life, what it lacks, and ultimately why it annoys the living piss out of me. Even better if I figure out how to get hired to do this the stuff would come in the form of evaluation units not things I had to purchase then get rid of.
I’m writing this here because I now think this is an attainable dream. it’s going to take some planning but I can make this happen. I might be able to figure out how to make this work with my current career as well. My life might have to undergo a radical overhaul but probably better than worrying yourself to death. Since this thought jumped into my head this afternoon I am having trouble concentrating on anything else.
I am just on the front end of this but its rolling down a hill quickly. My office already contains most of my worldly goods as I made the built in closet the home for my clothes. If I pulled my bike and my golf clubs in that would be it. Plus, half the crap in here now could hit a dumpster and I wouldn’t blink. This one has legs.