Laziness is Not a Sin

May 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm

If your family was like mine, you probably grew up believing laziness is not only a sin, but one of seven deadly sins.




Maybe it wasn’t taught directly — or maybe your family wasn’t even religious — but the subconscious belief that lying around doing nothing is “bad” or “wrong” or a “waste of time” is the unspoken premise of all of civilization.

To have idle hands or an idle mind is considered sloth – “a habitual disinclination to exertion” – and sloth has been damnable ever since Adam and Eve got kicked out of Paradise.

Man Calls Work “Unnatural,” Goes on Permanent Bicycle Adventure

March 22, 2017 at 12:44 am

“I’m not ashamed that I don’t like to work,” a 37-year-old cyclist adventurer told Business Insider two years ago. “It’s just very unnatural.”




Like Alexander Supertramp, “Ultra Romance” has rejected the capitalist industrialist system he was born into and gone Into the Wild.

Oil Company Pulls Out of Amazonian Land Inhabited by Uncontacted Tribes

March 16, 2017 at 9:14 pm




Survival International – a non-profit that protects indigenous peoples from missionaries and mercenaries – just scared a Canadian oil company out of one of the last safe havens for uncontacted hunter-gatherer tribes in the world, deep in the Amazon jungle.

Waking Up to Alarm Clocks is Torture, Oxford Scientist Says

March 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Body clock scientist calls for massive societal changes to move the start of the business day to 10 a.m.




Employers worldwide have been “torturing” their employees with sleep deprivation since the industrial revolution by making them come to work when they should be sleeping, says Dr. Paul Kelley of Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Institute. The same goes for schools and their students.

The typical 9-5 workday and 8-3 school-day – which requires most of those trapped in the grind to wake before the sun – is out of tune with our natural circadian rhythms.

Why There Was No Such Thing as “Work” for Hunter-Gatherers

February 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

“Work” was play for hunter-gatherers because it was varied, flexible, optional and there wasn’t too much of it. The minimal tasks required for their survival were skillful, fun and done in a social context.




In “civilized” societies, our worth as individuals is measured by how hard we work. From a young age, we learn our value is determined by our productivity.

As a culture, we have become so obsessed with the concept of “work,” our entire identity is wrapped up in what we do to make a “living.”

The good news is it hasn’t always been this way, which gives us hope that it doesn’t always have to be this way.

Russian Lawyer Finds Happiness in a Hole in the Woods

January 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm




Man leaves successful career in the city to live like a hobbit in a rabbit hole in the woods… says he’s loving life

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A former Russian lawyer named Yuri Alexeev got sick of his busy, high-stress life in the city. So one day, he quit and dug himself a “rabbit hole” 60 miles outside of Moscow.

He lives there with a pet white rabbit and now refers to himself as “a human living on planet Earth.”

Why Aborigines Don’t Have Words for “Please” or “Thank You”

January 26, 2017 at 1:11 am

In a clip from the new documentary film Human, an aboriginal Australian man says his people never used words like “please” or “thank you” or “mine” until recently:




Auroville – A City with No Money, No Politics, No Religion

January 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm





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There should be somewhere on earth a place which no nation could claim as its own, where all human beings of goodwill, who have a sincere aspiration, could live freely, as citizens of the world, and obey one single authority – that of the supreme Truth. ~  Mirra Alfassa, 1954

Today, there is such a place, where people of all colors and creeds live harmoniously without politics, religion or money. It’s called Auroville:

Why Thanksgiving is a National Day of Mourning for Native Americans

November 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm




The first Thanksgiving marks the beginning of Native Americans’ ongoing genocide, and this Thanksgiving could mark the end for the Lakota tribe, if we don’t stop the pipeline!

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As we prepare for our warm turkey dinners today, Native Americans are being blasted with water cannons in freezing cold temperatures in North Dakota.

In recent months they’ve also been pepper sprayed, tear gassed, attacked by dogs, shot with rubber bullets, hit with concussion grenades, followed by drones, thrown in jail and locked in dog kennels – all for peacefully protesting corporate theft of their land and water.

Techno-utopia, Elon Musk and the Modern Suicide Cult(ure)

October 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm




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Worshipers of the great God of civilisation – Technology – are destroying the planet and the life forms – human and non-human, flora and fauna – that inhabit this little ball of rock in the Milky Way galaxy. They will reduce this once thriving, living, biotic-community to a dystopian nothingness akin to that of cyber-punk science fiction.