Here in America our freedoms are being lost at a record pace. If you do manage to find a way to live that makes you happy the government passes a law to make it illegal. Want to go off grid and build a green house out of recycled materials, jump off the treadmill of the rat race and seek a less materialistic lifestyle? The government will follow you to your homestead and make sure you are living in a code approved dwelling of a certain size, with the proper code enforced utilities hooked up, that you are not catching rain water or using those evil solar panels to provide for your basic needs like lights and a pump. How dare you want to escape the cage of the middle class. You are not paying enough taxes. How un-American? This is a capitalist country . In order to be a good American you have to be a good consumer. You have to spend, spend, spend, and owe, owe, owe. Solar panels? What are you a terrorist?
You get to have hardwood, synthetic laminate floors, stainless steel appliances, marble counter tops, a walk in closet the size of a one car garage and a house payment that will see to it you never get out of debt. You buy a house for 250,000 dollars and pay 500.000 in interest! I don't know how you can enjoy such a house knowing in the back of your mind that you are in debt up to your eyeballs and always will be.
Always remember that with the flipping of a few switches, the government can turn off your power, your water, your phone, your internet, the gas pumps the ATM machines. You are trapped like a rat with no where to run! It's against the law to sleep in your car. Do you own a tent or sleeping bag? A manual can opener? Got a radio that has batteries in it?
I know people who live in a converted school bus and they are very happy! The bus and the improvements are paid for and they don't have a mortgage the size of Puerto Rico's national debt hanging over their heads. I'll stop now. One final thought to consider. Instead of using the word debt,
why not call it what it really is:
I would rather be poor than stupid!