Swimming upstream without the baggage.

I too would rather do good and interesting things, and minimize the doing of things that just help keep the status quo in place, but it sometimes gets hard to swim upstream on an ongoing basis.

So what I am trying to do is minimize in as many sensible and intelligent ways as possible the amount of money I need, so that I can free up more time to pursue things that I believe are good, useful, interesting, positive. And since I believe that the system in which we now live is unsustainable in its current configuration and dynamics, I keep on believing that some of the things which I do (or want to) and in which I invest time and energy will eventually end up providing me with some additional means in this money-fied society.

Jon Husband in a comment on Ming's blog