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handwriter

handwriter

Norway

December 4, 2013

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04:24 PM Dec 06 2013

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

Ola,

Brilliantly stated.  Thank you for taking the time and sharing.

For me, having money forces one who has it to be responsible for it—and to me, this is a restriction, and anything that restricts reduces freedom. I am not saying that in today’s type of materialistic living that it would be practical or even logical to suggest living without money—especially if one has a family to raise and to take care of—living in today’s time, takes money. Having said that, one’s cost of living is influenced a lot based on lifestyle and location.  For me, I can ‘get by’ with far less money living a more down-to-earth (the basics), country-living kind of lifestyle than living in a city that has so much more money demands.

You mentioned possibly the gaudiness of a neighbor’s yard-display.  This, to me, is a sign of the ‘demands’ of living in a heavily populated area—the demands of “Keeping up with the Joneses”.

Sorry, I see that I am making a sociological-thesis out of this.

I will end with an agreement of your closing remark, Yes, “Life does go on”—in the country or in the city.

doni

05:58 PM Dec 05 2013

ola33

ola33
Japan

Very nice thinking. It's cool actually to be free and not to pay attention on different kind of things. I agree. But what gives you that freedom? Money I'd say, the strong spirit, the desire to achieve something, to make life beautiful, perfect. To live day in such a way that you'll remember it. Unfortunately the routine of daily work makes life colorless. But still there's a way out to happiness. Countrylife  makes you think, contemplate on life. City life is hectic packed of people. I don't know, but recently somehow, i need to have an aim for visiting downtown, otherwise I'll be lost in the crowd. In the park, you're all to yourself and think and fascinate and really enjoy it.

The other day I went downtown, on Halloween and one guy decorated a house in such a way that it was totally over -the top. I sometimes don't mind watching horrors but that was to much. Totally too much. It's more or less the influence id' say. When you leave among people it's inevitable. I think, it's better just to take it easy. But that composition the guy set up on his front yard, is just couldn't be taken easy. Its totally out of control.  Anyway, life is going on!