"This zine is not about being a cheapskate, being frugal, living in poverty or scamming people to get stuff for free," reads the opening sentence.
"It's about letting go of the belief that money is essential to get anywhere and being open to the abundance of nature."
You know, I'm open to this new way of thinking. It'd be nice to tread more lightly through the world.
This zine is very idealistic and while some of the tips and ideas are pretty cool (I like the rocket stove made out of cans, terracotta fridge and making vege gardens) some of them actually do involve living in poverty or scamming people.
The "Health" section made me livid.
Most of what makes us ill comes directly from buying in to the money culture. So if you are concerned about your health, steer away from western medical practices. The only medical practitioner who can ever truly heal you is you.
Pretty sure my journalism degree is flat out qualifying me to be a journalist, let alone to fix my own chronic mental and physical health problems. I tried to fix my own body and you know what? My expensive GP and specialist did a much better job.
People have cured themselves of cancer and AIDS purely by tuning in to the needs of their bodies and not taking anyone's advice, treatment or medicine.
People using that method generally die, but hey.
This zine has some good tips but is written by someone who a) has a chip on their shoulder regarding capitalism b) takes themselves way too seriously. Don't make the same mistake when reading it.