Life’s Good in a Hammock


Seriously there’s nothing wrong with this picture.

The more I think about it, the more I think I’d like to just move out to the Peruvian rainforest and live the simple life.  You’d think that with a basic understanding of the internet, as well as the couple thousand connections you inevitably make throughout the course of your life, one would be able to convince enough intrepid adventurers to make a once in a lifetime journey down to the jungle with enough frequency to support a living in the jungle lifestyle.
I could start up my own little resort on a tiny little plot of land and serve people exotic drinks in coconut shells.  How much better could life be than that?
Well, the alternative is working eight hours a day in one of those bullshit American jobs that’s more about preserving your own position instead of actually accomplishing anything.  Backstabbing, lying, shamelessly making every effort to present yourself as more than you actually are.  Seems like kind of a waste of life if you ask me.  I’d much rather just sit by the river in a hammock and watch the water pass.
So the real question is, how much money do you need to save up to be able to retire to the rainforest?  Actually, it’s not so much how much you need, it’s more the question of whether or not your retirement to the wilds is a one way trip.  I mean, can you recover from that if you decide you ever want to go back to civilization?
Sigh…
It’s difficult to walk between worlds and sometimes these places look great just because you know you can pull yourself back out of them.  But I don’t know.
Land in the rainforest is cheap right now, I don’t think that’s going to last forever…something else to consider.
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