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TIME IS A WASTE OF LIFE
LIFE IS A WASTE OF TIME
SO WE DECIDED TO BE WASTEFUL AND HAVE THE BEST TIME T TIME OF OUR LIVES!
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Thoughts on our drop-out on May 12 1999


Thoughts to our future in unlimited freedom

Waste of time ? Waste of life ?

There are some people living for their work. There are some people working for their life. Some people are saving money for a lifetime, seeking financial security for their retirement, but once they reach it, they don’t even spend it to fulfill their dreams, but keep it for the “many years that might come”.

For some people, quantity of years is more important than quality. Some people fear death and some think there is a life after death. Others even forget to live before death. Why should one fear death if one has had a fulfilling life ?

Why work until 65 if more than 20% of people won’t even reach that age ? Do people realise that they’re locked like prisoners in today’s modern western Society ?

Gaining by wasting ?

Our dream was born in 1993; we stayed at the tranquil naturist resort of Mapua in New Zealand’s South Island. Being nude as Adam and Eve in paradise provoked thoughts about our environment and new ideas about our future.

Looking back to how wonderful it felt travelling (through) the world, having all the time we liked, we knew there is so much more for us to see. This is our world and we have this one life now. To us it’s all we have, but how small is it, if we look at this whole Universe, it’s complexity and perfect systems ?

On our mother Earth, nature was created as a perfect circle with all elements, flora and fauna depending on, and serving each other. It’s the law of the strongest and fittest, but finally even the strongest gets weak and becomes the prey, just to ensure the continuation of it’s own healthy species and thereby creating a balanced circle.

Only mankind broke away - eating more than he needs, killing animals until extinction, breeding some as ‘trading goods’ and calming his conscience by killing them ‘humanely’. Because man retrieves from nature whatever might be profitable and allows that even the weakest people survive, its population exploded and he needs even more food and space. We wonder whether the self-appointed crown of evolution realises that he is destroying his own environment ?

Some may say that this is part of the changing world, but in a way, we refuse to take part and we are not absolutely obliged to follow today’s society. If we really want to, we can change the world for ourselves and we have the power to do something on our own.

We started to realise how easily we will all finally lose everything: property, money, even our lives, but what we will not lose is all that we have experienced in this life. Consequently, our aim must be to collect as many as possible of these ever-lasting values and not to worry about material things. If we live every day to the full, what happens the next day is of no consequence, it may even be a good day to die.

We are fascinated by the complexity of this world. How diverse nature is, how many wonders exist, be it in plants, mountains, deserts, water or ice. The power of nature, from beauty to catastrophes, can be so simple yet, so complex. From vast countries to tiny islands or crowded cities full of history. How diverse are the people, their languages, cultures, traditions, religions and ways of thinking.

The world is right there, ready to show us all, share its wealth with us. We can just go and admire it in all its incredible variety. We’re sure there is ever so much more to learn. We decided to get free and have an intense and fulfilled life, but not necessarily a long one; quality rather than quantity.

We will not keep on working for “money only” and see our best years elapse with retirement plans still over 25 years away.

Travelling in modesty and freedom will reward us much more than monotonously working to accumulate lots of money and participate in the brainless race for excess luxury.

Thanks to being privileged enough to have grown up in a rich country with a strong currency, we can live our true dream as long as we are young and healthy and this is our good fortune. We want to let ourselves drift slowly along.

There will be no need to experience it all, but we will be satisfied and happy with all we get to enrich our hearts. No matter how much time we have, we will add life to our years rather than years to our lives.

We just left everything behind and re-started our lives under totally new principles, giving room to much more passion and emotion, which shall be that:

  • we will enjoy each day as it would be our last one.
  • we consider time, freedom and good health as our true fortunes.
  • we won’t work, except for fun.

Roughly, but not warranted, our future plan looks as follows:
The first couple of years we will travel within Europe. Then we will continue to another continent, yet to be decided. We might settle somewhere for a while or we might keep on going. We are looking forward to share some time with you in the future, wherever we can arrange for our paths to cross again.



TIME IS A WASTE OF LIFE
LIFE IS A WASTE OF TIME
SO WE DECIDED TO BE WASTEFUL AND HAVE THE BEST TIME OF OUR LIVES !


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