I tell him that living without money seems difficult. What about starvation? He's never gone without a meal (friends in Moab sometimes feed him). What about getting deadly ill? It happened once, after eating a cactus he misidentified—he vomited, fell into a delirium, thought he was dying, even wrote a note for those who would find his corpse. But he got better. That it's hard is exactly the point, he says. "Hardship is a good thing. We need the challenge. Our bodies need it. Our immune systems need it. My hardships are simple, right at hand—they're manageable."
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The sad part is he's trying to glamorize what's a sad fact of life for many people, and he's only making excuses for his failures. If I were a homeless guy in Moab, I'd kick his ass.
"He’s experienced cultures the rest of you can’t understand." -Edvim
I have experienced other cultures. That is what makes me more appreciative and concious of the little things that you seem to assum that "we" do not treasure.
I use my money to contribute to "welfare" societies, instead of holing up in a cave and trying to glamourize mysyelf.