This guy has got the right idea.
A man who declared that working is ‘unnatural’ has gone on a permanent bicycle tour of the world, and we think that he is doing something right.
From birth we are told that our main goal in life is to get the best job we can possibly have, in order to make lots of money which means we can buy nice things.
Literally that’s it. Everything we are taught in school tells us that this is the only way your life can be lived, there is never an alternative.
‘Benedict’ has completely rejected this idea and has shown the world that it is possible to live without the pressure of a career dragging you down, and shows just how much happier he is for it.
“I’m not ashamed that I don’t like to work,” “It’s just very unnatural.”
He actually does work, but not in the normal sense. He spends around 6 months of the year as a fishing guide using his fathers boat, directing tourists and keen fishermen around the waters where he lives in Connecticut, this allows him to earn enough money to travel for the remaining 6 months.
He says that he lives ‘comfortably’ on around $10,000 a year, and keeps his money stashed in plastic bags, so that the government can’t keep tabs on him.
‘Benedict’ is not in fact his real name, but a name he adopted for ‘tax reasons’. He is obviously very aware of how much people like him who decide to live away from the banks are despised by the government.
“I went to college and got the degree and was trying to … do the hustle right out of college,”
“Then it was like, I gotta get a house, I’m 24, I got all these student loans … Before you know it, things work out and you meet the right girl and you settle down and buy the house and have the mortgage payment and the cars.”
“But ultimately that was not going to be me.”
Many people who feel like Benedict are put off the idea of living the free lifestyle by the uncertainty that such a life brings. Obviously it suits Benedict perfectly and he feels no regrets about not reaching ‘the top’ after going to college.
“I don’t like to work. I like to ride my bike and I like to camp … I’m not going to spend the best years of my life doing something completely meaningless.”