Minimalism-Valuing Freedom over Things

โ˜†โ˜…โ˜† ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐„ ๐ˆ๐๐…๐Ž๐Œ๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐๐‘๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐’๐„๐ƒ ๐ˆ๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐€๐๐Ž๐•๐„ ๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐Ž โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†
https://vagabondbuddha.com/minimalism-valuing-freedom-over-things/

โ˜†โ˜…โ˜† ๐‘๐„๐“๐ˆ๐‘๐„ ๐‚๐‡๐„๐€๐ ๐‘๐„๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐’ ๐–๐Ž๐‘๐‹๐ƒ๐–๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„ โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†
https://vagabondbuddha.com/

๊ง ๐•๐€๐†๐€๐๐Ž๐๐ƒ ๐€๐–๐€๐Š๐„ ๊ง‚ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐›๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐•๐š๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ง๐๐๐ฎ๐๐๐ก๐š.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ

โ˜†โ˜…โ˜† ๐…๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐Ž๐– ๐Œ๐„ โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ โžช ๐•๐€๐†๐€๐๐Ž๐๐ƒ ๐๐”๐ƒ๐ƒ๐‡๐€
ใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธ
โ˜† ๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™€๐˜ฝ๐™Š๐™Š๐™† ๐™‹๐˜ผ๐™‚๐™€ :
https://www.facebook.com/vagabondbuddha/

โ˜† ๐Ÿ“ฉ ๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‰๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™ ๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™‰ :
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๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป ๐…๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐Ž๐– ๐๐ˆ๐€๐๐† ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐‡๐Ž๐๐Ž ๐•๐„๐๐“๐”๐‘๐„๐’ – ๐๐ˆ๐€๐๐† ๐‡๐”๐ˆ
ใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธใ€ฐ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“น ๐™”๐™Š๐™๐™๐™๐˜ฝ๐™€ ๐˜พ๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™‰๐™€๐™‡: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXq0ZRIyR3eX9OhTrNHisA
๐Ÿ“Œ ๐˜ฝ๐™‡๐™Š๐™‚ : https://hoboventures.com/
๐Ÿคณ๐™„๐™‰๐™Ž๐™๐˜ผ๐™‚๐™๐˜ผ๐™ˆ : https://www.instagram.com/qianghui
๐Ÿงถ ๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™€๐˜ฝ๐™Š๐™Š๐™† ๐™‹๐˜ผ๐™‚๐™€: https://www.facebook.com/qianghui.hoboventures/

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Œ๐’” ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’™๐’•๐’“๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’˜๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’–๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘ ๐’–๐’” ๐’Œ๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’”.

โœˆ๏ธ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—™๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜†๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ:
https://vagabondbuddha.com/Skyscanner

๐Ÿ› ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜†๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ:
Booking: https://vagabondbuddha.com/booking
Hotelscombined: https://vagabondbuddha.com/hotelscombined

๐ŸฅŠ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ:
Getyourguide: https://vagabondbuddha.com/getyourguide
Viator Tours: https://vagabondbuddha.com/viator

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’Œ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ,
๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’

โœฉโ˜…โ˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐— ๐—ข๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——๐—˜๐—ข๐—ฆ โ˜†โ˜…โœฉ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAVbRUbuq1ZekZoOfUZzesw/videos

75 comments

  1. Thank you Dan.Truly Inspirational. I might just sign up again for the Patreon. First I will read your “Fire your Boss”. 2007 ? I was truly in the Drivers seat in my life , but I got too comfortable with myself. Thank you.

  2. It’s necessary for someone, namely me, to respond to the following comment by Dan: “If being ripped off is this cheap, sign me up for daily rip-offs please.”

    What a jejune response. It’s the principle, rather than the price. Are you that vapid? You are being disrespected, diminished, and derided while you are standing there, and they are amused by your ignorance.

    And BTW, just as in Thailand, always know enough of the local language to know what is being said about you as you walk past the motorcycle taxi intellectuals. And everyone else. Mark Israelson, the former managing director of Oracle consulting SEA taught me that. And BTW, Mark speaks better Thai than most Thais.

    You really need to understand only one thing about living in Thailand/VN and it is this: Thais donโ€™t like you and they donโ€™t want you here. And That’s advice from a lawyer/writer pal of mine that has lived in Bangkok for 30 years.

    For white guys in Asia rule number one is this: be careful out there. Never forget that you’re on your own here. You’re nothing but a foreigner. If the locals go after you, whoever they are and whatever their reason, no one is going to care and no one is going to help you.

    Although I’m sympathetic to anyone who wants to escape the unpleasantness in the US these days, Thailand really isn’t a good bet for the long-term. Military government, no elections, no free speech, no due process, no stability, and deeply corrupt. Even worse, from a retireeโ€™s point of view, the visa process is made more arbitrary and difficult for foreigners every year. Thais really donโ€™t like foreigners to stay around. They want you to visit, leave your money, and go home, not retire and live around them, so they make it as difficult as they can. Many of these issues exist in Vietnam as well.

    1. @Mark Eggener I’ve visited the best beaches (Caribbean/Thailand), so that is no longer a priority. I like a perfect climate. Oaxaca has a perfect climate (for me). If I want a beach, I can fly to Puerto Escondido or Puerto Morelos.

      Dan is clueless as regards Play del Carmen. I’ve already dismantled that BS.

      With regards to Dan’s bullshit email marketing scheme, i.e., *funnels*:

      All that email marketing is lost on me. I’m old school. I like the open internet. Building lists and driving funnels are not for me. But I get that there are people out there that know this area well. The bad news is for every success, they inspire another 999 sleezeballs to try the same thing. That is why the internet is littered with so many pop-ups to grab your email.

      Always follow your gut. If it sounds like bullshit — it usually is…

      BTW, I’ve been to Tokyo. Move along folks, nothing here…

    2. Thanks for your thoughts Dr. Mooree. When a poor person in a developing country feels proud because they duped me into paying thirty cents for something they would have sold to a local for twenty cents, I have no ego to defend. First, if I were in the USA it would cost me $1. Second, they are trying to live on a few hundred dollars per month and ten cents from me might help make their day a little easier. Call me ignorant if that gives you joy Dr. Moore, but it feels more like compassion in me than ignorance. I don’t even mind the joy he feels from duping me. In fact, if they look a little thin, I may even ask them to keep the change. There is nothing about the judgment of others that makes me feel, as you say, “You are being disrespected, diminished, and derided while you are standing there, and they are amused by your ignorance.” My ego is not so big. I am not playing a game that is so small. I just hope others realize that this half-full glass of humanity that many cling too is a darker view, whether they are a billionaire at a tech company or a taxi driver intellectual. In the end, we are all the same all over the world. Our governments may be different but people are very similar when viewed individually instead of in groups. Best, Dan

  3. Thanks for posting the thoughtful content Dan. The freedom of mind that comes by embracing the minimalist way of life IS priceless. And…having the ability to see the world while we are still relatively young is pure gravy!

    – Read a survey of retirees once which said that the biggest regret was not traveling more during their lifetimes.

  4. On this channel, all you do is talk about retiring and you claim to be retired, but you are clearly spending most of every day making videos for youtube because you are trying to sell stuff and sell ads on youtube. It appears that you are working full time. Let’s be honest here. You are not retired. You are selling the retire in paradise fantasy as a way to make money. Real retired people aren’t spending their days making videos for monetary purposes. Real retired people are not slaves to YouTube. They are enjoying life.

    1. @Vagabond Awake Fishing and golfing are activities retired can do as they chose. You are working….writing scripts, taking video footage, editing, etc. You’re not retired but I’m glad you enjoy your work.

    2. My dad fished and golfed when he retired. That sounds boring to me. I like traveling the world while simultaneously learning about and implementing what I learn about the Internet economy. So long as I get up excited every morning, I will call my non-retirement a success. The extra money doesn’t hurt either. Best, Dan

    3. @Linette Yea I’m new to that con artist term. Anyone who preaches that term is a con artist. That is a fact. Retirees who work aren’t working full time unless they need the money. That’s just a fact.

  5. Accumulating experiences is selfish, does not provide benefit to anyone and leads to a life of low achievement. More people should try to achieve more in life rather than floating around the world staying in cheap places, eating cheap food and thinking they have achieved something. Life is about making something of yourself in an honest way and helping others.

    1. Thanks for your ideas Beach Ball. I am sure many people would agree with you. The externally defined metric of “make something of yourself” is the assumption that some people are rejecting. So long as you define that personally you have a realistic possibility of achieving happiness and empowering others to find their own way, instead of merely embracing externally defined values, that feel empty in the end. Best, Dan

  6. Awesome video, I went down the minimalist path a few years ago and it put me in a position to retire early also. Do you work online? I have thought about taking up some online work it just feels strange to be barely 50 and retired lolz….

    1. Thanks for commenting Paul. Yes I do! I worked as a consultant for many years when I first traveled around the world. But the last few years I have just been traveling and playing on the internet studying the new economy. I find it fascinating. Technically I am retired but I like to keep my mind busy and studying and implementing what I learn about the Internet economy is my new hobby. That is why I started Vagabond Buddha. It is a hobby that pays for itself, travel, and then some. Best, Dan

  7. I’ve always been the frugal type but it took me many years to become a minimalist. I bought a cheap old house that I paid off in six years. I also invested as much as I could. My problem was that I filled the house with stuff, most of which I got cheaply or for free. This house full of stuff became my owner and master for over 20 years until I finally sold or gave away almost everything, including the house and car. Now I feel the same sense of freedom you do. I have to admit, though, that many friends and family members don’t get it.

    1. Vagabond Awake Thank you Dan. I have a lot of emotional attachment to a lifetime collection of musical instruments and art works. I wonder if there is a good location where I can buy a small flat for a home base without worrying about theft and the location is within an hour of distance to a major international airport like Kuala Lumpur where I can hop on an inexpensive flight to other places? This way I can arbitrage the home price difference from the USA to a lower cost of living host country that is US friendly. In other words, I donโ€™t have to pay storage fee in the US which runs about 150 a month. These instruments and art work are not collector items but are personally meaningful to me.

    2. Getting rid of stuff was gradual for me. Go at your own pace. When I left the USA in 2007, I put about 6 by 10 feet of stuff into storage. I travel the world with one checked bag and one carry on. When I first returned to see the stuff in storage it was about 4 years later. There was literally nothing there I really cared about except family photos and some indigenous masks I had bought all over the world. The storage was in the basement of a 4-plex I own. I kept one bed, one couch, one coffee table, one lamp, my kitchen dinette, and kitchen utensils. I sold everything else in a garage sale.
      Once every 3 or 4 years, I go back and stay there for a few weeks or months when one of my units goes vacant. I pull my minimalist set-up out of the basement storage and play house for a bit. After a few weeks or months, when I miss the road, I move it all back to the basement and hand the keys back to my property manager, and head to the airport. Back to one checked and one carry on. Thanks for commenting Steven and Mark. Best, Dan

  8. I’m 32 and I’ve been living this way for a while now; wish I had started sooner. Money is for buying experiences and freedom. I invest every dollar I don’t need to spend so that one day I don’t have to worry about income anymore. Stocks are cheap with the pandemic scaring investors; now’s a good time to buy for the long term.

    1. Thanks for commenting Zeckul. I moved to treasures before the trouble started. I may watch a little longer. 32 is a good age. You’ll be fine. Best, Dan

  9. โ˜†โ˜…โ˜† ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐„ ๐ˆ๐๐…๐Ž๐Œ๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐๐‘๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐’๐„๐ƒ ๐ˆ๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐€๐๐Ž๐•๐„ ๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐Ž โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†
    https://vagabondbuddha.com/minimalism-valuing-freedom-over-things/
    โ˜†โ˜…โ˜† ๐‘๐„๐“๐ˆ๐‘๐„ ๐‚๐‡๐„๐€๐ ๐‘๐„๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐’ ๐–๐Ž๐‘๐‹๐ƒ๐–๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„ โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†
    https://vagabondbuddha.com/

    1. Yes. I saved 20% of all money earned starting at around age 28? They call it paying yourself first. You imagine you are an old man and only your young self can take care of your old self. Then you live off the other 80% and invested it … not in yourself but stable reliable investments.

  10. I’ve lived that life almost my whole life, only I’ve been doing better for the past 15 years. Here in Belgium we call it “living with common sense”, as a simple farmer would call it. So you leave the competition, live for yourself, for your own freedom, no longer to serve someone else. Live for your basic things, the things that you really need and those only, will make you happy. Focus on a healthy mind and body. No more ballast on the shoulders.

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