Posted 19 Oct 2009 — by cheersphilip
I’ve just finished watching John’s interview with Tom Hodgkinson. Tom wrote How to Be Free which a friend bought me for christmas.
his book, i can confidently say, is what started me on the road to being where i am now. Ten months later i have given up my job as a school teacher and jumped feet-first into self employment.
Tom, in the interview, is absolutely right when he says that noone regrets going after their dreams. Even if this inventor lark doesn’t work out financially or whatever, it will still have been orth it. Just to know that it was something that i could do, and that i did it, gives a lovely warm feeling that would make office-drones puke.
Shortly after reading it i got help, from John, in the form of support and encouragement. John says that the ideal is to play all day and get paid. (one out of two so far, John!)
I got on to John through the ideas of Barbara Sher, who says that its okay to be intereseted in lots of different things, not just one thing. Halleluliah!
Its still early days, but at least im enjoying it
So thanks to everyone who’s influenced me a long the way, and to everyone who i’ve yet meet!
Posted 12 Oct 2009 — by cheersphilip
Saving the world. All i can do at this stage is small things, even though systemic change is needed.
The difficulty is with getting out of the ‘western’ mindset. This is the thought process that leads you come up with stuff like USB food.
anathema to this is the, still western, idea that you can save the world by supporting one of millions of groups of activists, none of whom are coordinated enough to do more than cosmetically alter the way we conduct our lives. (pauses to refill cynicism drip).
I’d like to wake people up to the wider context within which we exist in the world, so that the above links become unnecessary. Of course, its hypocrisy again, as that would require me to lead by example and not use anything, such as a blog, that required electricity.
So you see my dilemma…
Still, the intention to change the world is still there. lets hope something comes of it!