Lucky Myth

There is a cute myth story running around the Ta Chai living room with me.  The myth is that we are poor.  Many people in the mainstream, especially friends of members, believe we are in need.

Understandably, they look at our low allowance and generally modest consumption patterns and assume this represents a kind of poverty.

Numerically (which is the most precise and generally least useful) we have a bunch of money in the bank, 450 beautiful acres with a couple dozen high functioning low impact buildings.  There is a weight room, music room stocked with instruments, several libraries (books, videos, music), a sauna, fresh grown food for most of the year and membership comes with full medical, dental and home care if needed.

But what is more important is that between the commie clothes library and our fleets of bikes and cars, most members (i believe) dont fell strong desires to have more.

But the myth persists, and that combined with our friends generosity means we get a bunch of presents.  Today in what is sometimes called “the State Room” Bochie is running around in a Snow White costume that we are convinced was hand and machine sewn by someones 80 year old grandma, perhaps as the last thing she did on this earth.

There are perhaps 2 dozen pairs of high heels mostly in good shape which will look fabulous on Valerie or Mushroom.

But perhaps the most fun was watching Bochie go hunting thru the boxes of handbags and shoes and art supplies, giggling like a slightly crazy child at their best birthday ever.

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

5 responses to “Lucky Myth”

  1. richard jbird lisko says :

    Long Live Twin Oaks! A dream seed of what is to come. . .

  2. Rayne says :

    Andy and I were having a conversation about the same thing yesterday. We were going through Acorn’s commie clothes trying to find cut offs for him, and he said that people donate clothes to Acorn because they have a misinformed notion that Acorners are poor even though they have a thriving seeds business, etc. Still, thanks to those generous and misinformed people, I found Andy a hardly worn (if at all) pair of overalls!

  3. Abigail says :

    Yes, you are rich in many ways. Good thing I didnt pity you and give you another “consent is sexy” shirt to add to the pile.

  4. ~A. says :

    True, Paxus, only the superficial would assume that cash flow is the sole sign of wealth. Thank you for sharing these gems of your insights on your cool blog. Do you still blog for the Huffington Post? ~A.

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