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“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.” –
PRE-DEPARTURE MINIMIZATIONS //
Vagabonding is a nomadic form of minimalism, you can’t be a vagabond without being a minimalist. This is a primary prerequisite of this type of location independent lifestyle.
The act of vagabonding starts long before departure with the personal reduction of “needs” and “wants”.
Living in a big house in the suburbs or a tiny apartment in the city, you look around and feel all these “requirements” of living piling up with “luxuries” to enjoy itching at you.
There’s something about living a stationery life that keeps broadening your wants and needs more and more.
This all changes when your life becomes completely mobile, living out of a backpack with exactly just what you need and no non-sense wants. Because you have to.
But this begins before you start vagabonding by cutting out unnecessary and no longer needed factors out of your life. I’m not being metaphorical, but literal.
As a vagabond, you no longer need cable TV, home internet, Netflix, phone, household utilities, magazines, cars and other contractual or commitment obligations that reduce your finances on a fixed schedule.
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