Showing posts with label life without cash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label life without cash. Show all posts

Monday, May 24, 2010

How to live a simple life

Inspired by his experiences in 'Around the World in 80 Faiths', part-time vicar Peter Owen Jones returns to credit-crunch Britain and to the realisation that modern life has become a frenzy of spending and working. He yearns for a life of simplicity and meaning - a deeper connection to both nature and people.

Filmed over the course of nearly a year in his beautiful Sussex parishes, the first in a three-part series follows Peter as he tries to turn his back on consumerism. But downsizing, helping the local farmer and growing his own veg doesn't prove enough, so Peter decides to follow the example of medieval saint Francis of Assisi and give up money in a last-ditch attempt to find fulfilment.

Can Peter carry this off in his own parishes? And will his parishioners support and possibly even join him? Peter hones his skills as a gardener, chicken keeper, wood-chopper and dish-washer in an unpredictable and entertaining journey as he tries to uphold the Rule of St Francis

Can anyone really survive without money in a modern capitalist society?

I am convinced the answer is a resounding NO even before watching the TV programme - after viewing my answer remains the same but there is a lot to engage with in terms of the premise, context and detail.........GOOD FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

I remain as ever one who ponders on whether I need or want something ( 2 extremely different concepts) and that is the driving force that underpins my every action

How do you live? what do you think about the notion that money should be used and NOT USE US?

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