The best things in life are free

 

Most people strive for money and success and I think that is great. However, I would like to argue that the best things in life are free. It’s a bit of a cliche to say something like this but I don’t mind.

After spending 9 months in Asia I realized most of the locals I met were happier than my digital nomad friends. Western people in particular always have something to complain about; It’s too hot, it’s too cold, it’s too dry, the food is weird, they try to rip us off, and so on. What I learned from the locals is that you can be very happy with very little. Because the best things in life are free.

So what is free.

Running is free.
Going for hikes is free.
Long walks with a friend are free.
Laughing until you cry is free.
Deep conversations are free.
Learning is free (design, dance, juggle, sing and so much more).
Reading in the library is free.
Love is free.
Having sex is free.
Smiling is free (If you do this right you will not have to worry about the 2 above).
Programming is free ( learn here: rails, python, programming )
Dreaming is free.
Meditation is free.
Telling someone is beautiful is free.
Tell your mom you love her is free and highly important.
Practice yoga is free.
Open source programming is free.
Write down your ideas is free.

You get the idea.

There are so many ways to be fulfilled and have a fantastic and happy life with little or no money.

If you are brave enough you might start doing some of them this weekend. Think about it. What do you have to lose?

Thanks for reading