Freeconomy Blog - July 2009
The oxymoronic conditional love
People often speak about 'unconditional love' as some ideal that we may strive for, but are unlikely to ever reach. Which means, in effect, that 'conditional love' is, in fact, the norm and what most people in this western 'civilisation' experience today. But just think about those words for a moment - conditional love - and realise what an obvious, unnoticed oxymoron they are. Conditional love. Read 'unconditional need' instead.
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How would you live if today was your last?
I've just spent the last week at a festival called Buddhafield in Devon, England. At first I wasn't sure if it would be my type of festival and whether or not there would be a bit too much Chai Tea and Tai Chi for my personal taste, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Actually it went much beyond being pleasantly surprising and ended up being rather life changing, mainly down to the fact I felt I had been losing a bit of myself recently; last week I heard things I really needed to hear and experienced things I really needed to experience.
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I've decided that once I've finished this 'living without money' year malarkey that I am going to go back into business. I've got a big idea, something I think is really going to improve things. I am going to set up a farm, called Humanimal Farm (pronounced Hugh-manimal), where we grow humans for milk and cheese products. I must admit that I am not a big fan of the dairy industry. Not because of any fluffy concerns about the welfare of animals and the conditions they live in today, but solely because of the fact it is not very smart from a human perspective.
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