fun to read if anything - reminds me of the "Tao of the Dumpster" story from This American Life
i love cooking, by making my yogurt doesn't sound the least bit appealing. as stated in my earlier post i enjoy living simply, but part of that enjoyment comes from acruing money and saving it. i enjoy traveling overseas, sushi with friends, and choose to spend money on productive things and make me happy and don't complicate my life.
as far as health insurance, if you have an illness dependent on medicine, then you need insurance. being a type 1 diabetic there's a big difference in the insulin and supplies i'm able to receive with my good insurance and co-pay, versus what they hand out at a clinic.
i don't agree with the way health care and good treatment is so intricatly tied with a job, but unfortunately that's the way it is right now. so when i do retire and travel for weeks on end, odds are i may have a part time job somewhere between that gives me insurance.