About Andy!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Welcome dear interested! 

This is what I am currently working at http://freefoodmovement.com/ - check it out! It’s actually pretty cool  (:

 

How does one define a human being? Is it what this human has done?What he does? Or is it what he wants to do? Maybe, if we divide the actions done with the actions to come, and multiply with that which he has currently become, we can almost clarify what makes this human unique, yet still undone.

I am having fun. 

I’ve quit institutional education two separate times because they could not teach me what really matters; love, compassion, responsibility for humanity, holistic approaches to life… You know, basic stuff that life is really all about. None of these competitive elbow-minded teachings that school has convinced too many people is the right choice. I want to learn how to make US as a species thrive, animals thrive, Earth thrive.

School doesn’t want you to learn that kind of wisdom. “How’d you earn money from that?”  - they say. 

All I can ever dream of is to become old, a bit grumpy & very, very happy – to help & share the gift of happiness. Freedom. Complete freedom. I asked, can you teach me this? They had no clue of what I was talking about, so I left & started to work as a volunteer on a farm in Cyprus.

The plan was to stay on this vegetable farm for three months, head home & continue to study – hoping that I in those three months would have revived the desire for school. However, things did not work out quite the way they were planned. The farm was in the middle of the city, right next to the main road, and the noises & heat was really getting on my nerves. After only three weeks at the farm, I decided to leave the place, and so I moved to a more peaceful environment – a community we had visited some days earlier. 

This community was a place of almost unimaginable freedom. There were NO chores, NOthing you had to do. All there was, was creativity, open-minded people & a desire to help where needed. Oh yeah, and it was free of charge.

I started realising how sweet & joyful life can be when you give more than you take. I met lovely people with whom I quickly bonded with, and just two weeks after first meeting them, we decided; hey! Let’s hitchhike to Greece! So we did.

1000 kilometers along the southern coast of Turkey with no more than a total of 10-20 € in each of our pockets. If we wanted food we had to ask for it, and guess what! People were extremely happy to help – happy to give. All of the money we had were spent on occasional ferries or busses when hitching wasn’t a viable option, and additional  money were made on the street with music or juggling. We made an incredible amount of friends along the road because there was no physical barrier between us. No money involved in our communication . People understood that we had none, and did therefore not expect anything from us. All they wanted was to help. Beautiful.

We slept at the beach in our sleeping bags each night. We ate what was available. We took it easy, and slowly we progressed in our journey.

It took us two weeks from Cyprus to Greece, and in the great city of Thessalonica we spent an additional ten days in a friends’ apartment. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, any more fantastic, we met the Rainbow Family.

Confirming the thoughts & dreams I’ve had back home in Denmark, I experienced a group of people, a concept called the “Rainbow Family”, living away from money. Living away from poverty & wealth. People from every country in the world living equally among each other in little self-sustainable communities. Without money. These people have the courage to stand up, sacrifice jobs & possessions to say “I want to share, give, to risk not having anything but love to give. Risk my very life so that you can see that there ARE other ways. That a society ruled by money is NOT the only way” 

And they were happy. Boy have I never in my life experienced genuine happiness at those levels. 

I could tell you all kinds of beautiful stories from these people, but it is a treat that will have to wait for future posts :)

The rainbow family is:

- Against drugs, alcohol & violence.

- Against stress, business, money & barter. 

- Against dependence on the outside world. 

- For creativity, compassion & free distribution of knowledge.

- For peace, love & harmony. 

What more could you possibly want?

Let me tell you how such a society works:

The welcome:

Anyone who sees you will immediately shout “WELCOME HOME” & greet you with a warm hug. None of those slacky-nervous hugs that this nervous society has managed to breed. A real, warm, welcoming hug. These people have no personal agenda, their first thought of you is love. Why? Because there is no reason for personal agendas – everybody is equal, there is no hierarchy, no freakin’ ego-stuff going on. They will tell you that you can stay for as long as you wish, not demanding anything at all. That’s right – zero things that you have to do. With these people I have learnt the true meaning of acceptance.

How things run around. Who will cut the onions? Dig the shit pits?

For your information a “shit pit” is a giant toilet in the earth. Also called a “gift pit” – giving mother nature back what she provided for us ;) These people are so light hearted, so self-ironic that it is very hard to offend anyone. Lots of lovely humor.

So! Digging the shit pits can be a metaphor for every nasty, hard or crappy job in any given society. Well, who will dig them? If everybody just walks around saying, “I don’t have to do anything” then WHO will do it? Here’s the thing:

Every task, job, call it what you want, is equally important. 

There is a common conception going on in these places that in order for the whole to work, every individual must be happy. Therefore the doctor cannot set himself above the butcher & the baker – who will feed him? The teacher cannot be of greater value than the hardworking construction workers & the people digging holes in the ground – in what building will he teach & where will he take a dump? And vice versa – who will teach & cure the butchers’, the bakers’ & the builders’ children when they need education or healthcare?

This is so liberating to live in that you WANT to contribute. If you are highly appreciated, loved by those around you, you naturally want to help in the best way possible, and THAT is liberating. THAT is happiness. Is that not what we all subconciously seek? Appreciation? 

Can you see the circle that will boost itself into infinite abundance if transferred to modern society here? I can. Why else would I write about it? This is real guys. This can happen. This IS happening. Imagine there are no barriers for what you can do. Imagine being able to move where ever you want to, to occupy yourself with any hobby that you want to contribute with. Literally anything you want will be possible, because there are no assholes to tell you, “sorry bro, no money no honey”. As long as you contribute with something, everything is fine. All you need is compassion, skills & dedication. Money isn’t in there. Money isn’t in any way a part of that. In fact, money is the only thing that separates us from such a society – such a creative & loving solution for life.

 

Other practical solutions:

Food is cooked by a volunteer group willing to use their whole day or week to feed everybody. Just like today – except there is no money involved.

Supplies for the chefs are delivered by another group from the agricultural places.

Meat, vegetables & fruits are grown by a third group.

Houses & roads are built by another group. EVERYBODY will have access to free food & water. Complete social security & awareness that food WILL be there when they need it. They just have to go to these special places where the food is being cooked and distributed.

Etc..

To truly understand this thinking, all you have to do is imagine society EXACTLY the way it is today – then remove the money. Simple, isn’t?

Sure, we will have to adjust a few things here and there (pointing at you, education system), but overall, things will be much like the way they are today.

Take it from someone who’s tried it. 

The goal. To what use is such a system?

The goal of modern society is to produce a high GNP, pretty much. We’ve completely forgotten or left behind the idea that happiness should be our number one priority.

The goal of a “rainbow” – inspired society is this very happiness. Forget the GNP. We have that. We are in fact able to produce MORE than what the total world population requires for survival. So what’s the problem? If “happiness to replace GNP” sounds unbelievable then go research Bhutan. (link to wiki)

This country HAS replaced GNP with what they call GNH – Gross National Happiness. 700.000 people in this country. Is there hope for this whole idea to work elsewhere? Indeed there is.

WHAT WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW

I am currently raising money to get started with this giant charity. Free Food Movement, or FFM in short. 

Sounds idiotic to raise money for an anti-money project? Not really. Currently the system is as it is – money controls everything. If you still don’t believe that then please try to do anything without having to pay for it – therefore we have to operate within the given system. In short, we need to cancel the source of big corporations money – the suppliers. To do so we need money to keep our suppliers alive & happy (because remember, everything still costs money), but now they will deliver their goods to us, to our producers who in turn will deliver the finished product (all of the food) to our stalls where our people will hand it out for free around the country, & eventually the world, to us. The people.

Bam, we just took away the majority of their income from groceries. As soon as people realize that this is happening the domino effect will make its entry, meaning that the exact same procedure will happen with all the products we need for survival. Cars & houses even.
Over many, many years of course. But I promise you this: if you contribute, if you help us, your grand, grand children or maybe even your grand children WILL grow up in a society where they do not have to think about money. 

Consider it an investment in a source of free stuff.

Here you can read exactly what I plan to do.

Here you can donate to the charity.

I sincerely thank you for your time!

Andy

419 thoughts on “About Andy!

  1. navinahmed says:

    Hey Andy! Thanks for liking my post, I really enjoyed reading yours too :) Best of luck for your book, it sounds wonderful :)

  2. liamodell1 says:

    Thanks for liking one of my blog posts! I really appreciate it! :)

  3. lightbleeder says:

    Thanks Andy, I’m glad you enjoyed my post. I certainly enjoyed reading yours, and wish you and your book the best of luck! It’s nice to see someone so young taking such an active interest in helping others. Nice to see another Andy doing so well too, hehe!

  4. Pamela Hodgdon says:

    Andy – I think the world is a better place with fresh young minds. Young people that dare to question. I came of age in the 60s. You just reminded me of a young girl, who questioned. Thank you and thanks for reading my post!

  5. alinesoules says:

    Good for you on all counts–writing a book and trying the change the world. May you have nothing but success.

  6. jesshatcher says:

    Woah, your book sounds like it could be a real hit!! So many times I have wondered about what society does to people – especially teenagers like ourselves! Great idea, well done :)

  7. Kim says:

    Thank you for visiting “Unwalled” and liking my latest post, ” Celebrating Bahamian Praise – (1)”……Shalom!….Kim

  8. asanctuaryofone says:

    Andy,

    Keep it going! I really like your blog and hope you find some inspiration from mine as well. I also want to thank you for checking out my Foundation “Just4Kids”. I hope you and your followers take the time out to check out our Facebook page and spread the word about the important work we are doing to help out kids all around the world! Keep in touch, and if there is any support we can offer, let us know!

  9. Inspimind says:

    Hi Andy , I like your site and it looks great because of your work
    Your like on my site http://www.inspimind.org brought me here. Firstly thank you for liking my post.
    I Wish we have good interaction and mutual exchange of interests in future.
    Good Day and Cheers !!

  10. Jackie Jones says:

    Hey Andy, it’s really great to see a younger person thinking about bettering the life of others through their work. I wish you all the best in your endeavors.

  11. ramaink says:

    Hi Andy,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking a post! I really appreciate it!
    I read some of your posts and the positivity and thoughtfulness that you exude is very inspiring! Keep up the good word. :)
    And wish you all the very best with your book.

  12. manisasamasinpahit says:

    Hi Andy, thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post :)

    and well, you’re so young but yeah, nice writing :)

  13. EmeraldRain says:

    Hello Andy! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’m psyched to read your thoughts, finding it inspiring that someone from your generation is thinking about creating a positive world instead of just expecting it to happen! Look forward to your book excerpts.

  14. Erin Lamb says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wishing you a weekend filled with good things. Keep writing. :)

  15. Hey there. Just wanted to say thanks for checking out my blog recently. Keep up your good work!

  16. shujibhuji says:

    Woohooooo Andy you go. Well i think you are definitely going to change a lot of minds. You did mine. I am much inspired and feel like writing about solving little problems in our society too. I am not much of a success vote in daily life but then again what if my blog initiates the trigger. Go Andy! I am sparked. :)

  17. de cipia says:

    Hello Andy.. Nice blog-ground :)

  18. Thank you for visiting my website and reading my article! Best of luck with your book, do you think you will post excerpts on your website?

  19. Sanket says:

    Andy, thank you so much for visiting my page. Cheked out a few of your posts. Very impressive! And considering the fact that you are 16, just adds to the awesomess. Best of luck for that book of yours! :)

  20. anncarandang says:

    Hi Andy! Thanks for taking time to read my blog.=) You’ve got a great mind! Keep up the good work and the positive attitude. Good luck with your book! =)

  21. Aian Ramos says:

    Hello Andy,
    Thanks for liking one of my post!
    Your are simply amazing for a 16-year old, wow! You are a thinker and a really great writer. Good luck on that book :-)

  22. Recurring dream of goldfish says:

    Hi Andy, Will you be making and sharing more of your art?

    • Mind of Andy says:

      Hey Goldfish :P
      First off, it’s not my art. I have a couple of friends who paint and draw for fun, and the whole art-blog-thing I have is just for the fun of it. Also my friends love to get feedback on what they draw, of course :)
      I might have some new artist’s work up soon, but then again maybe not, as we are all lazy teenagers… ;)
      Here’s the link to the artblog if interested :)
      http://artoffriends.wordpress.com/

  23. Hey hun, thanks for the like on “crying time” cheers. I always welcome feedback so feel free to leave your 2 cents – EA

  24. Thanks for liking my post! Good luck on your book! :)

  25. Keep it up young man. Thanks for the “like”.

    Cau

  26. RobynG says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today and liking “Unless”. Please stop by again soon!

  27. Andy, you are one cool dude! I look forward to exploring all your aspects and writing, when I have the time. Much love.

  28. davidheath23 says:

    Hey, thanks for the ‘like’ on my writing blog! Good luck on your book, it’s great to see someone at 16 years already trying to get into the literary world! If you ever need any perspective from an old Army soldier, let me know! :)

  29. Thank you for visiting my blog… Let me encourage you in writing your book….Remember it is good for folks to look at themselves through eyes of compassion and understanding – so research, research and then let someone read your research before you begin… Have an excellent book and let me know when iit is published…

  30. thank you for visiting and liking my blog, i am a new comer to the blog seen..
    nice work over here!!! good luck on your book!!!

  31. youseeyose says:

    Thanks for like my blog. I’ve just started. Like urs too.

  32. sandrabranum says:

    Gosh Andy, the juggling with fire got my attention! Wish I’d had your enthusiasm when I was your age, but thankfully I’ve sort of got it now. Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog. Can’t wait to read more of yours. Regards, Sandra

  33. March says:

    Another DUB FX fan! YESS!!! Hey thanks for reading my blog!

  34. Thanks so much, Andy, for stopping by my blog and liking a recent post! You’ve got a great “about” page and I look forward to taking a closer look around very soon!

  35. Neal Saye says:

    Hi Andy. I love your enthusiasm about life! So cool that you grasp that concept when you’re so young. I share your concern about people being too negative in the world today. I wrote a blog post a while back about the importance of trying to hear good news instead of just the bad. Here it is if you’re interested: http://nsaye.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/news-whose/

  36. ankurvidya says:

    Great work Andy… Keep it UP… :)
    Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog…

  37. Keep that kind of spirit while you’re young. You have so much potentials to offer the world!

  38. Wow Andy! How inspirational. I love all the musical influences you mentioned and have also dreamed of writing a book… it will come. But you should go for it. It’s so true, so much of our experience is determined by our perspective…

    Good luck! =)

  39. Excellent blog – thanks for checking mine out!

  40. sanjyotlupo says:

    Thank you for visiting my site and liking my post. Come back again!

  41. Hi Andy,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Wow, you’re an incredible guy. I’m going to follow your blog and email you about The Peace Project I’m working on. I’d love to find out if we can collaborate in some way. Btw, I’m also a huge admirer of Alex Grey.

    All best wishes to you.

    Michele

  42. Amy Duncan says:

    Hi Andy! Thanks for visiting my blog! My blog is about my book, too, and I’m a musician like you (although old enough to be your grandma!). Check out some of my other posts if you have time…I address those questions of yours about why people do what they do, etc…..

    • Mind of Andy says:

      Thanks for the revisit & no problem, Amy! :)
      I’m more about seeking the answers to free people of their misery, then I’m about why they do it. But I’ll check it out when I’ve got the time!
      Thanks :)

  43. Ruddra dev says:

    Hi Andy, I’m glad that you liked my blog. I read some of your posts and found them insightful. keep up the good work. :)

  44. hafong says:

    Thank you for visiting and liking my blog! You have a wonderful attitude. Will read your take on God when I have time off.

  45. mrprose says:

    So how’s your book coming?

  46. Val Muller says:

    Great site. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well :)

  47. artzent says:

    Go you Andy, great site

  48. A very wise head on one so early on in life! Well done.

  49. Andy, good luck and just remember that we all are simply human…A great site you have going on here…Many smiles and a tip of my hat from one writer to another…Bev B

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