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From http://men.style.com/details/features/landing?id=content_9817&mbid=yhp&npu=1

COULD YOU SURVIVE WITHOUT MONEY?
MEET THE GUY WHO DOES
In Utah, a modern-day caveman has lived for the better part of a decade on zero dollars a day. People used to think he was crazy

This part is the health part we are interested in...

HE WASN'T ALWAYS THIS WAY. SUELO graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in anthropology, he thought about becoming a doctor, he held jobs, he had cash and a bank account. In 1987, after several years as an assistant lab technician in Colorado hospitals, he joined the Peace Corps and was posted to an Ecuadoran village high in the Andes. He was charged with monitoring the health of tribespeople in the area, teaching first aid and nutrition, and handing out medicine where needed; his proudest achievement was delivering three babies. The tribe had been getting richer for a decade, and during the two years he was there he watched as the villagers began to adopt the economics of modernity. They sold the food from their fields—quinoa, potatoes, corn, lentils—for cash, which they used to purchase things they didn't need, as Suelo describes it. They bought soda and white flour and refined sugar and noodles and big bags of MSG to flavor the starchy meals. They bought TVs. The more they spent, says Suelo, the more their health declined. He could measure the deterioration on his charts. "It looked," he says, "like money was impoverishing them."

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Re: Man lives on zero money... read why he chose this lifestyle
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 10:58:15 pm »

The richer you are, the more you spend on crap! but that stuff their buying is still really cheap...things like chocolate...coke...even TV's







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Re: Man lives on zero money... read why he chose this lifestyle
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 11:17:40 pm »
    My son and I both read what you posted and discussed it with each other.  Thank you for posting it.  He said, "money is like a paper spell".     
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Re: Man lives on zero money... read why he chose this lifestyle
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 12:20:06 pm »
we all should live like him... very nice article and i always enjoy anything you post. thanks dude!!
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Re: Man lives on zero money... read why he chose this lifestyle
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 07:34:35 pm »
 He said, "money is like a paper spell".     

That actually choked me up - so beautiful

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Re: Man lives on zero money... read why he chose this lifestyle
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 07:41:16 am »
he has a wonderful blog at zerocurrency.blogspot.com
it is hard for me to quantify or express how inspiring and beautiful a soul i find him

 

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