Minimalism at its most extreme is being homeless. The homeless have no place to put their things with any security. And so, they have nothing.
Yet they survive still, you see. Unless crippled by drug or alcohol abuse, or mental illness, which many homeless unfortunately are. Or why else would you be homeless, living outside like a dog? Unless you’re a bit outside your mind.
But you can be homeless to your benefit. If you’ll work, and keep clear your head. Especially to-day, with the cost of living—even just the basics to stay alive, food, shelter, and clothing—so high and only rising.
Since shelter is by far the largest expense of modern life, if you live outside, and work, you can save some money very quickly, having to pay nothing for a place to lay your head.
We only make so much at our 9-to-5 jobs, now, afterall. And the cost of housing is a proportionally large chunk of the money an average income makes in the area in which you live—the scam it is. If stuck working a job at average income,—which many are who’ve not attended university, well below average even—paying for shelter leaves only a tiny amount of cash remaining from your paycheck. And then after you pay for food and the utility bills,—gas, electric, water, phone—you’ve no money left to save—and nevermind healthcare!
Or even so, if you did attend college. You go to where are jobs. But to live in these areas is proportionally just as expensive. You make more at work, sure, with your college degree. But you pay more to live too.
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