What is the connection between chi and Christ other than sharing some letters?A quick PSA...
The "X" in "Xmas" is the Greek letter chi, and "Christ" in Greek is χριστός (chrīstós), meaning "anointed one". So it's perfectly legit, and traditional, for Christians to use that abbreviation.
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Someone in the thread above was sort of making the tired, old argument that Xmas is a poor/bad/disrespectful abbreviation for Christmas, which really isn't true. No big deal, just kinda makes my eye twitch...What is the connection between chi and Christ other than sharing some letters?
I didn't read the rest of the thread so may have missed the joke.
If you get paid a wage or receive financial consideration for your time/work, you're not a "slave"...and given America's shitty history with regards to slavery; the comparison is insensitive/amoral, IMO.I'm not even sure what that opinion was.
Well we share this insight yes ! Only variation is I am no longer a nomad and used my gas $ to buy cheap land and settle but I am free and the taxes are one road trip worth of gas per year @120.00 annually.Since its 'thats time of year' thanksgiving, christmas, New Years holidays………
What do calendar appointed days off with pay matter to us free & independent nomads?
What do weekends, paid vacations, 'time off' from ones indentured servitude matter to us individualistic vagabonds?
No, Happy Hollidays are days invented for those who are not free spirits; for those who have mortgaged their lives making themselves indentured servants; in debt And in bondage to something or someone and they look forward with joy to some day that they consider some moment of 'freedom'.
Such calendar invented and dedicated 'celebrations' mean nothing to the free spirited independent individualistic Vagabond for we have no bond with any of it; having long ago declared and fought for our own independence from such a thing. We Nomads have nothing to do with slavery. No! Nothing at all! For we have risen ourselves above it and look down upon it with a just contempt.
Holidays are for the slaves...........
Thanks for sharing all that. I think highly of anyway and anyhow anyone finds a way to manage living more on less. Otherwise many people that I know with a lot of mean$ have horribly high bills and horrible diseases/poor health. One of my friends who "made it" just purchased a million $ house in Monterey Ca and now cannot find insurance due to fire risk. Go figure. I am a believer in the wise saying "the more you have the less you can be" Hence is the freedom in van living - less is more. Less to fix,repair and maintain especially with the increased validity of planned obsolescence. But to each their own live and let live. We all have our path life learning to live out.Sitting in one place for several months does save money as long as you continue to keep up a simple living and maintain the things you need to return to a nomadic way of life. Taking a “Holiday” from property ownership is a real thing! Property can become a liability if like in many examples in the past the situation is changed by natural disasters, taxes rise based on development or even things like water shortages with climate change. Having a home base that cost several thousand dollars can take several years of sitting to come out ahead of living on cheap rented land like Long Term Stay Areas or “free” BLM land. Where I am I can rent a campsite with water, sewer and trash disposal available for $1,000 a year. The 4 months of the summer would be difficult and expensive to stay cool so we do seasonal work where we actually make enough to cover our living expenses for the year with a full hookup site or migrate to cooler free 14 day camping areas. Buying a small partial of raw land in this area is probably $6,000. A legal permitted septic system is I imagine $12,000 to $15,000. A well if there is water even more. Solar power is getting cheaper but we would still need air conditioning in a few of the summer months. Trash would be a fuel in the truck and dump fees if any. Most lots with developed utilities that allow camping, tiny homes, mobile homes or even permitted small houses are selling for prices in the upper $60,000 range. The only way buying a home base makes sense for us is if we could rent several RV spaces out or develop AirBnb platforms in the peak winter season to pay for it but that is a lot of unpaid work for an old man. Maybe I can convince one of my kids to try it so I can rent from them! Lol!!!
ya hit a great point here. and it ain't we are 'all idle and rich' ever but if one 'takes from govt free subsisites to foot the bill' then we do rob from the darn near poor reg. footing the tax bills and rich the like so? yea so many tons of shades of gray in all this issue definitely. I feel ya on that.What does it say about us, who are living 'free' off of the 'slave' labor of others?
These 'slaves', the people who get up at 5am to go to an unattractive job are the 'heroes' who make van life possible. We are the idle rich who are living off their labor. So, what's contemptible?