Judith Browning wrote:This is a difficult one...
In my early twenties I hung on to the idea that I could go and live outside the economy.
Cabin in the woods, a mule, nuts and berries and grow everything else.
Ben Skiba wrote:Your world seems different to me I'm in my own world I don't belong in yours.Im different always been.Half of me wants to reject the modern world and be holy again.
Ben Skiba wrote:some times i wonder if i'm gonna make it out the struggle.My lady cant seem to put the bottle down.I can't seem to put my big boy pants on and get a job haha.Your world seems different to me I'm in my own world I don't belong in yours.Im different always been.Half of me wants to reject the modern world and be holy again.My teacher was saying today money buys you freedom brother.If you hustle you can do the things you want.Everyone is pushing me in this direction.I will try it to appease them.At some point I feel I need to make a pilgrimage on horseback.Anywhere I need to go riding and walking only no motor vehicle.limited technology.A flashlight ,a flip phone for emergencies. a sleeping bag and a camera to document.I need to unplug.I want to document the whole process.I have done this previously in Montana.Totally just unplugged.Even just turned my phone off for a week.The freedom is suprizing.I feel that pilgrimages our a necessary thing in our lives that people forget about. Alot of wise words in this thread from everyone.I'm going to hustle to make my family happy but when the summers over I believe in my heart a pilgrimage is in order.
Ben Skiba wrote:For me being alive is work.Waking up getting ready.Planting a garden.Chopping firewood.Hunting.Herding sheep.Riding horse.Shoeing horses.Shearing sheep.Taking care of children.Cooking.Hauling water.I have worked a "job" since I was 15. I can't seem to wrap my mind on working for the man ever again.I feel sad at times because I cant make my family happy financially. Alot of fights our over money.If I were to a job,job where I live I would not be home 5 days of the week.It doesn't make sense to me morally to be gone from home that long.'m not lazy I work hard it just doesn't bring those dollar bills.We our losing our tradtional ways in southwest because of technology and western culture.The old way is slowly going but I am stuck in the past.The only way to fight it is by using technology and using Navajo language.My purpose for this article is not so much to complain but to possibly find a solution to this problem that plaques my soul.I'm not sure how to solve this problem.Get a job is just not a solution for me.It makes me sad and depressed at times.How do you live in this system of consumerism?How do you live a life worth living?How do you live the old way but also live in the modern world?These our my questions to you thinkers of the world.