Sell Your Life on eBay.

Via on May 21, 2012


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He sold his entire life for just over $300,000.

Following a divorce in 2008, Ian Usher sold nearly everything he owned on eBay. He then made a bucket list of 100 things he wanted to do in 100 days and set out to do it. So, where is he today? According to WA Today, four years and 93 goals later, the 48-year-old Mr. Usher is now living on a Caribbean island and has found love again.

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This guy gave up money to live in a cave.

For about twelve years now Daniel Suelo has been living in a cave in Utah. He periodically uses the public library to blog, dumpster dives, harvests wild foods and on occasion, eats roadkill. He doesn’t accept any government funding or support. According to Good Morning America, Suelo after all these years has no plans to return to money. “I know it’s possible to live without money,” he said. “Abundantly.”

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Another moneyless man.

In 2008 Mark Boyle decided to give up money. The reasons why he did it? According to a 2010 interview by The Telegraph, his decision to go moneyless was influenced by problems in the world such as sweatshops, environmental destruction, factory farms, animal testing and wars over resources. He’s now vegan, grows his own food, lives in a caravan he got off of and started a Freeconomy in 2007 that has over 17,000 members.

Read more here.

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About Tanya Lee Markul

Yoga Editor, Elephant Journal. I yoga, write, take photos and I investigate existentially. I got a thing for those who have found expression through some form of mastery or artistic fashion, and sincerity. (You set me free I set you). I adore anything that is equally cute and creepy. The most special ingredient you can find, be and put into anything is: yourself. Remember, everything you want, you already have and are. Look within. The more you use it, the more it will grow. For more randomness and love, visit me at Rebelle Lotus and, you don't want to miss the creative rebellion at Rebelle Society. Join us.


5 Responses to “Sell Your Life on eBay.”

  1. Oh I really love this! Thank you! :) xxx

  2. Andrea Balt Andréa Balt says:

    Sometimes I get goosebumps at how in sync we are. About two days ago, I just remembered this video (watched it for the first time three or four years ago) & thought of blogging it (after a YouTube search, there were other versions but I picked this one as well) but didn't get a chance and then forgot… Seriously, who are you? :) I loved how you combined it with the stories. I just got inspired and sold my laptop on ebay. They're coming to get it now so this is the last thing I'm typ…

  3. Iemnly Ha says:

    Hey there, can anyone able to provide info on free Ebay software that can auto-bid just as the auction ends? (I cannot remember what this is called. thanks

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