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So… We are humans.
Our names are Adam, Jesse, and Jessica. Those are pictures of us. This is a picture of Mark:
Sometimes we’re also with Mark, but right now he’s wandered off.
We had this whacky idea of giving away our money, committing more to what we believe in, and participating less in the things we don’t. It’s a sort of living experiment with what is possible and we figured now’s a good time to travel around the world and set foot on every non-glacial continent too. So far so good! Our already optimistic suspicions have been exceeded; most people are mostly good most of the time. Put people in the right context and the right stuff usually happens. Is an anarchistic moneyless future devoid of coercion, oppression and private property achievable? We can’t say. But our experience so far has us convinced a better world is possible and more than ever it feels like we’re helping build it.
So in an effort to share our ideas about how to better ourselves and the world, Jesse and Adam started this here bloggy blog when we began this question-full endeavor alongside Mark, back in January of 2013. With Mark now aloof and Jess now along, nine penniless and wonderful months all over the United States and Canada lie behind and international experiences lie ahead. One day we may compile some sort of book-like thing, but until then we have this for documentation and, more importantly, idea pollination with lots of words, a small pile of photos, and the occasional video.
We refuse to be trapped by compromise and convention. We refuse to accept that the best possible world is one of exploitation, inequality and isolation. We refuse to be complicit through inaction and cynicism. With open minds we will listen and learn. With full hearts we will share. With ready hands we will work. And all the while we’ll have a hell of a lot of fun.
For we’ve found these aims are mutually supportive rather than exclusive. Striving for eternal patience, we are in no hurry. Seeking always to be present, we live each day and each moment where we are. Seeing more value in rejecting its use rather than in seeking its accumulation, we are not using money, nor barter, but rather giving freely what we can and taking freely what we need from those willing to give. Advocating for radical honesty, we seek openness and empowerment. We do not pretend we have the answers; we are living out our questions. But we believe in the power of communication and in love without limits. We believe in the possibility of dreams, the power of ourselves over our own lives, and the promise and potential of humanity.
Thank you for checking out our little nook in hyperspace. Please share your thoughts with us, stay true to what you believe in, and be that in all you do.
With love in solidarity,
Adam, Jesse, Jessica, and sometimes Mark