Once in a while people ask me what I do for a living. After responding to this very question people are baffled most of the time. They don’t understand the fact, that someone doesn’t care about money. Well actually I do care about it — I have to sometimes, but it hasn’t got priority in my life. I need something to eat, I need a roof over my head, clothes, literature etc. pp. — nothing spectacular as you can see.
I’ve seen the ups and downs of life, however I wouldn’t trade humanities for economy or similar crap. Sometimes I have to do something I don’t like at all, just to pay the bills — but I wouldn’t do it for the whole life. I don’t need luxury, well the kind of luxury I like is my wife and the time to do things we want to do — up to a certain degree of course. One could call it modesty or better: we do set our own priorities in life. And those priorities are ruled mainly by humanities.
It would be nice to see more people doing what they want to do. To experience abandonment instead of opulence that leads to less fun in life due to the fact of the giant amount of money you need — an amount you can usually earn only while trading your life for it. Many people are believing we can afford such a life style due to great wealth, but the opposite is true — we can afford it due to proper priorities. We don’t need every junk the industry is selling and we don’t buy things crappy by nature, we keep looking for quality and are eager to pay for it. You know it isn’t that expensive if quality is your motivation not quantity. With quantity in mind you have to buy the same crap again and again due less to none quality. Sometimes it isn’t possible at all, in the end it’s a steady approach.
So if you think first it’s possible to actually save a lot of money. If literacy, culture, … is your motivation, then why should you miss something in life? It’s a broad spectrum, colorful, alive — no economy with its bare numbers and inhuman results, no spiritless short-lived junk — it is actually more human.
But nowadays economy rules. Economy dictates life, economy decides in terms of education, health, culture … who is worth to live? Basic economy is essential for daily life, the economy we’re seeing today is the nemesis for mankind — destroyer of culture, destroyer of humanity. We can make a difference if we don’t surrender. And you don’t have to yield a monochromatic perception, just be yourself! Variety rules and makes life more colorful or alive at all.
So this is some sort of a lengthy answer, why we do what we’re actually doing ;-)