Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
When you drink the water, remember the river.
It sounds like he lived a really cool life.
Yes, he threw himself into life. When he visited me, in his eighties, he'd bought an iPad which had just come out. He didn't have any time before the trip to learn how to use it, he just bought it.
Thing is he needed the rest - or most - of society to hold down jobs and provide the infrastructure he lived off. It's cool that a guy like that existed but it's no kind of model for life.
It's true that it wouldn't work if everyone was like that but it's good that there are people like Irv out there living that kind of life. It adds something, I think, to the richness and variety of the world.
Exactly. And I think we can easily manage to support such a person, considering his economical living, and that he only took what was given voluntarily and with pleasure, and seen in contrast to how much is taken from us as taxes and the many debatable uses that's put to.
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