Vладiмiр (1way_to_english) wrote,

текст посложнее. spending nothing for two years.

In November 2008, Mark Boyle gave up money for more than two years while living in a caravan. He shares his top tips for living on less with Jessica Winch. The business and economics graduate quit his job with an organic food company and set up home in a donated caravan on a Somerset farm. He volunteered at the farm, grew his own food, cooked on a wood-burning stove and generated electricity through a solar panel, bought for £360 before the experiment started.

I got to the point when I was looking at all the big issues in the world, such as deforestation and sweatshops, and I realised they are all symptoms of a deeper cause; a separation from what we consume. The most potent tool we have in terms of separation and an illusion of independence is money,” he said. “I wanted to see if it was possible to live without money, and how it would affect me.”

He admitted that when he started he was seen as “a bit of a joke”. “I used to get a lot of criticism,” Donegal-born Mr Boyle said. “When you challenge money, you challenge a lot more than notes and coins. You challenge a whole perspective on the world.”

However, the 34-year-old said support had increased over the past few years. “I’m sure some people still think it’s a bit of a joke,” he said. “But when I started in 2008, just before the financial crisis hit the headlines, I was mostly taking criticism. But since then most people are incredibly positive about what I’ve done. (с) telegraph.co.uk

A challenge is something new and difficult which requires great effort and determination.
       I like a big challenge and they don't come much bigger than this...
           The new government's first challenge is the economy.

If you challenge ideas or people, you question their truth, value, or authority.
       Democratic leaders have challenged the president to sign the bill...
           The move was immediately challenged by two of the republics...
           I challenged him on the hypocrisy of his political attitudes.
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