Meet Daniel Suelo
I watched this video several times yesterday, and I really love what Daniel Suelo has to say about living without money. And even more, I love what he says about breaking from the money-centric-mindset which dominates our society. He does it with a philosophically way of speaking which is grounded in the reality of having lived the life, having walked the talk.
This video conveys a message of hopeful truth: You can step outside the money system, and here’s an example of someone who doing just that, right now – and has been doing it, joyfully, for a number of years.
Here’s the little blurb about this video from Vimeo:
Meet Daniel Suelo. He’s been living without money for 12 years. When our paths crossed synchronistically in Moab, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from this wise man. I interviewed him and found his philosophy and way of living inspiring and visionary.
video source: https://vimeo.com/65171169
Learn More – A Great Book About Daniel Suelo
While we’re talking about Daniel Suelo let me tell you about a book I read this last week.
The book is called The Man Who Quit Money and it is, in short, a well-written exploration into the fascinating life of a very interesting subject, Daniel Suelo, while also discussing a wide range of topics from the money to religion, from faith to healthy living in a freegan-style, from life in Moab, to life in a cave – and so much more…
I found it to be a great reading experience. Thank you Mark Sundeen for writing this book! Really, I mean that.
Note – Mark Sundeen, the author of this book, has not quit money, so buying his book would create no great moral dilemmas – no one’s ethics will be violated if you buy a copy. Heck, we’re even going to buy a copy of this book to keep in our library. As they say, “This book’s a keeper.”
My friend Josh loaned his copy of this book to me saying I would probably enjoy it… thank you very much Josh, you were right!
Once I started reading it, I devoured it in nearly an entire sitting which lasted until sometime after two in the morning. It was that excellent – even more than excellent!
Tania is reading it now, so Josh might not get his book back for a bit…
Here’s the blurb about the book from Amazon.com:
A Walden for the 21st century, the true story of a man who has radically reinvented “the good life”
In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings—all thirty dollars of it—in a phone booth. He has been living without money—and with a newfound sense of freedom and security—ever since.
The Man Who Quit Money is an account of how one man learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent. Suelo doesn’t pay taxes, or accept food stamps or welfare.
He lives in caves in the Utah canyonlands, forages wild foods and gourmet discards. He no longer even carries an I.D. Yet he manages to amply fulfill not only the basic human needs-for shelter, food, and warmth-but, to an enviable degree, the universal desires for companionship, purpose, and spiritual engagement.
In retracing the surprising path and guiding philosophy that led Suelo into this way of life, Sundeen raises provocative and riveting questions about our relationships with money and the decisions we all make, by default or by design—about how we live and how we might live better.
Watch, read, and enjoy!