Adam Baker at TEDxAsheville – Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love.

by 1389 on March 17, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), Australia, economy, the human condition, travel

Wow…I have already done most of this.

I got rid of most of my “stuff” years ago and was relieved to see it gone. I’m not in debt. I don’t buy anything other than absolute necessities such as food. My plans to emigrate are well underway.

The only thing I disagree with is his final comment that we are the freest human beings that ever walked this earth. Yes, we were for awhile, but we have squandered it in the US and in the EU by allowing a multicultural socialist takeover. If you are in a place where you don’t want to be, don’t let your debts and possessions keep you there.

On YouTube:

Uploaded on Dec 16, 2011 by TEDxTalks

In 2008, after the birth of his first child, Baker and his wife decided to sell everything they owned, pay off their consumer debt, and spend a year traveling abroad as a family. They began sharing their journey in early 2009 on the blog Man vs. Debt, now 15000 subscribers strong. In sharing their ups and downs in the areas of personal finance, consumerism, clutter, travel, minimalism, and passionate entrepreneurship, they realized they aren’t alone in a desire to explore and grow.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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