Don't go into debt
If you can't afford to pay cash, don't buy it.
Don't watch TV
TV is not free entertainment. You are subjecting yourself to brainwashing. Participating in life is much more fun than viewing it passively.
Be spiritually grounded
Most activists believe that there is something bigger than the individual. You may or may not call that “God”, but stay in touch with it.
Don't expose yourself to advertising
They are trying to convince you that you need unecessary stuff.
Live below your means
You are rich when your income exceeds your needs. Most people try to become rich by earning more money. This is impossible since your needs will increase faster than your income. It is easy to become rich by decreasing your needs. There is no need to become a monk. Keep some selective luxuries in your life.
This site intentionally does not include the slick graphics, sounds and videos expected of a modern web site. Do you want to wait to load all that stuff? Is style or content more important to you?
Don't wait until you are 65. Take a year or two off and do what is important. You have the money, since you are living below your means.
Global Warming is Real
Do something about it
Practice non violence
America glorifies violence. Our movies, TV, video games, newspapers and magazines convince us that violence is normal, pervasive, entertaining, glamorous, and necessary. This distorted view of reality undermines our impulses to trust and be honest with others.
If you want to change the world, first change yourself. Root out violence in your own life. Disconnect from the brainwashing. Avoid all advertising and TV.
Examine your life for passive violence. This includes prejudice, manipulation, exploitation, consumerism, and wasting the earth's resources. If possible get rid of your car. Getting places by bicycle converts dead time to exercise time (you no longer need your health club) and makes it more difficult to bring home unneeded clutter. If you eat non-organic food, your money is poisoning farm workers, the land and the water.
“The truth will make you free” - Jesus (John 8:32)
Always be truthful in your own life. Expect truth from your family, friends, community and workplace. Protest if you don't get it. Don't go along with society's lies.
While voting may seem futile at times, keep doing it. Hold politicians accountable.
U.S. Constitution First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This means what it says and that includes the Internet! Don't let anyone mess with your freedom!
Last update: Oct 17, 2008