June 30, 2015

One Size Does Not Fit All





At first we try to fit into the mold society wants to pour us into. For the most part it does not work. One size does not fit all. Unfortunately, the system makes sure there are no alternatives. It demands that you put personal goals aside, be a slave to the system, and go work longer, harder and for less money.

Ricky Syers is a man that gave the system a try. Like many of us, he didn't find it to his liking. Of being a drone working toward other people's goals he says, “I would rather die on the street as a street performer than try to create some sort of life that satisfies someone else.”

We all must do some sort of work to support ourselves, but if we minimize our material desires we may only have to brush up against the exploitative world in a most minimal manner. The rest of the time we can work toward OUR goals, whatever they may be.

You may want to be an artist. Or perhaps being a community activist is more to your liking. Or maybe you just want to live close to nature and enjoy the peace and quiet - grow a garden, sit and think. Or perhaps you want to have time to get to know your neighbours.

Whatever the goal, reducing your desires will make attaining your goals so much more possible.

Simplicity is the way toward actualizing yourself and building the life you want. The system can struggle on without our forced participation.

Better to sleep in an uncomfortable bed and be free than lounge in luxury and be confined by society's demands and expectations.






7 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS VIDEO. Powerful story. Inspires me to moving toward a more simple life. Leaves me with a big smile and speechless.

    Thanks so much for posting this!

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    1. Me, too. The guy is living life on his terms, and spreading joy in the process.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 01, 2015

    WOW, what an eye opener. I agree with everything Terri said.

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    1. Yup. It is time to take our lives back.

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  3. Great Story! What an inspiration to live authentically.

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    1. The only way to go. But it takes courage, and the support of good friends.

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  4. What an extraordinary man, I enjoyed this so much.

    Thanks for sharing, Gregg.

    Madeleine.x

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