Author Archives: Tomi Astikainen
The era of passive consumers is over. We are all prosumers now! For as long as I can remember I’ve gone by the “Release early, release often” philosophy in my writing, a principle adopted from the field of software development. … Continue reading
It took me a year, from the initial idea to taking action, to start living without money. This was in 2010. Likewise, four years later, ending the moneyless escapades and finding my way back to the so-called ordinary life took … Continue reading
There’s a lot of unnecessary duality in our societies: Muslims vs Christians, Men vs Women, Rich vs Poor, Dog people vs Cat lovers… just to give a few examples. This “Us vs Them” attitude is everywhere, as if it was … Continue reading
Through our upbringing and Western cultural values we are led to believe that you have to be independent, no matter what.
Many people who live hand-to-mouth are, in fact, very happy. I’m not saying that people should adapt to the dire injustice of extreme poverty — or that I would have ever truly struggled to survive. No, I’ve never experienced what it really … Continue reading