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. K. Q. Duane says:

    My dear young man, you are living in utopian commune based on socialism, or if it is sans religion, communism. These arrangements have been tried and tried again (1870s, 1930s, 1960s and 1970s) and have ALWAYS failed because those few who do most of work are eventually disgusted by the MANY who sit on their asses and contribute nothing substantial to the group. And when those few leave, the group implodes. So, unless you are one of the later, you will eventually be VERY disillusioned by this arrangement. My advice would be to find your Protestent faith once again. It will teach you that the only true and proven route to real joy and happiness comes from within and this can only occur when your life is guided by Christ’s teachings. Thanks for following my blog. Good luck and God bless.

    • altruistico says:

      I am afraid I have to agree with K. Q. on this one. I am not saying you should give up your dream, however, having said that I believe in God and I also believe that “all things are possible through God the Father. including a plan, if it is His will, that this project you undertake, will flourish. But first, renew your faith in the One true God. That of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

      Yours in Christ;
      altruistico (Michael)

      • Mind of Andy says:

        I too believe in God, I just chose not to sit around and do nothing about my dreams. I’ve seen the potential for growth, and I refuse to do nothing about it.
        Thanks for commenting.

        • altruistico says:

          I do actually understand. But then too I do understand that, at any age, it is not a wasting of our time to wait but a bit longer on God and His plan…… Patience is a virtue my young friend….. and all things seemingly work out best for those who wait …..

          God bless and keep you.

  2. Mind of Andy says:

    Note from me:
    Keep in mind that all of the comments below were made when the intent of this blog was to write a book about improvements of society.
    Now it has become the background story of who I am – to back up the Free Food Movement.
    Love
    Andy

  3. MrJohnson says:

    “I do not understand that so many people tend to create, evolve and live in their own misery. I just don’t get it.”

    No offense but you’re 17 years old, you’re not suppose to “get” much of life yet. Possibly you are more evolved and enlightened than other 17 year olds but you’re still 17. You don’t even have the opportunity to be in debt from credit cards. I’m sure you have had your own unique experiences but anyone 10+ years older than you will find it hard to take you seriously.

    • Mind of Andy says:

      I’ve had many deep talks with 30-year olds who were thankful for the talks we had or the advice I gave them. I’ve even seen kids who just learnt to talk advice older people. Yes, some people might find it hard to take me seriously, like you maybe, but there will always be some people that are more open than others.
      Thank you for your concern :P

  4. Hi there outstanding blog! Does running a blog like this take a massive amount work?
    I’ve very little understanding of programming however I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyhow, if you have any recommendations or techniques for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject however I just needed to ask. Appreciate it!

    • Mind of Andy says:

      Hey you :)
      It does take a lot of work, yes. I wouldn’t say massive, but you would have to be dedicated I would say.
      All of this took me approx. 2-4 hours each day for 3 months. Since then I have only spent a very little amount of time on it, sadly..
      I do recommend you to try out as many different things as possible before “settling down” as I have, here on WordPress :)
      I hope you can use this reply for something, hehe.

      Good luck! And thank you for the compliment :)

  5. ashoeslife says:

    Email me I have some great ideas for your book. Teamwhilelife@gmail.com

  6. jumeirajames says:

    Fantastic blog. I hope all your dreams come true. We have a mutual admiration for the Dalai lama as well.

    I’ll keep an eye for your blogs.

  7. What a marvelous undertaking! May it grow into fruition effortlessly!

  8. nyparrot says:

    Way to go, Andy! Looking forward to reading your book once it’s out!

  9. elantil says:

    So I’ve decided to pass on this cookie to you…. As a sidenote, this is not spam, I swear.

    http://gamerbiblophile.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/pass-the-cookie/

  10. Ganesh Raam says:

    You are awesome man.. I hope you are still 16 but this is fantastic thoughts… Way to go! :)

  11. I just nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award!

  12. myimmanuel says:

    Much success to you in your endeavor and aspiration to inspire others! Thank you for visiting myImmanuel!

  13. sweetpea0944 says:

    Keep your dreams alive. Wow, you are an inspiring young man. Write that book and change the world. Thanks for visiting my blog http://sweetpea0944.wordpress.com/

  14. Lyn Lindsay says:

    Hi Andy, thanks for visiting my blog. You have a great blog here, I’m really glad I came to see it. Your ideas and aspirations are impressive and I really hope you do get your book written. The world would indeed be a better place if people were less concerned about themselves and thought more of others, and your challenge is a good one. Keep up the good work! Best wishes, Lyn

  15. Ine says:

    Well you’ve got my attention, at 16years or so and wanna change the world? I’m with you on that all the way hehe. Am also a musician (singer, composer, producer). All the Best!

    • Mind of Andy says:

      Wauw, most interesting! You’ve got mine too hehe :)
      Have you made anything open for the public? I sure would like to give your music a listen!
      And thank you for the support, it is highly valued!

      • Ine says:

        Hey sorry for the late reply, i just had a baby girl on the 27th of Dec hehe Her name is Aaliyah and is such a beauty. anyway theres a few songs I have on youtube of me singing (sorry no vdo clips yet lol):

        those are only ‘some’ of the tracks I’ve featured on… theres a few more on youtube if you just search :)

        Hope you’re doing well!

  16. jesshatcher says:

    Hey! Loving your blog, it’s looking good :) I nominated you for a Liebster award! Check it out! http://411design.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/liebster-award/

  17. Paulina Czarnecki says:

    Good luck with your book! :) Thanks for checking out my blog. :D

  18. simonandfinn says:

    Hi Andy – I really like your writing style – it’s refreshing and unique, and also hints at a very interesting mind. Love the background on your blog as well – beautiful!

  19. Rejoycin says:

    Andy,
    I like the direction of your book and mant blessings in you endeavor to finish!
    Thank you for following my blog – best Denise

  20. Thanks Andy for your like! Fantastic blog you have here! You’ve made a friend all the way in Singapore :) Cheers!

  21. good2begone says:

    Your honesty and spirit are inspiring. They extend beyond your years!

  22. Thanks so much for liking my post. I’m very impressed by your blog and your future book endeavors – best wishes and lots of Light on your journey!

  23. Hey Andy, thanks for the like on my recent post. I actually just took a look around your blog and I’m digging it. Also, “right on!” on the decision to writing a book. I’ve been wanting to write a book for a long time, but only recently decided on what I may actually write it on. Good luck :)

  24. maddiefiles says:

    Andy, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for liking my most recent post on The Maddie Files. I took a look at your blog, too, and love that you are such a positive thinker! Peace to you, The Original Maddie!

  25. project1979 says:

    Thanks for the LIKE and THANK YOU for being awesome!

  26. nightlake says:

    Thank you for the like on my post. Good luck with your book, aspirations and long-term goals:)

  27. Thanks so much for liking my new vampire novel “The Legacy of Blood” so far…check back for more, it only gets better! :) Keep it up with your own book, trust me, it’s well worth it and so self-satisfying when you finally finish it!

  28. Aimee says:

    Hi Andy, thanks for liking my post about robots! All the best with your book!

  29. Nice to meet you Andy, looking forward to sharing tea sometime :)

  30. Thanks for stopping by my recent post Andy.

  31. coastalmom says:

    Ahhhh Andy, Good for you! I have wanted to write a book since I was seven! In a few years that will have been fifty years ago! When I was twenty, I wanted to write a novel and thought I hadn’t had enough life experience and so I wrote poems instead.
    Don’t ever stop writing! Ever!
    And let me tell you that a sixteen year old boy CAN write a book! I am excited to read yours!
    Now you have inspired me to go click through my almost finished novel that I haven’t pulled up for a while and finish it!!!!

  32. hi Andy. keep running – towards something and not away.
    regards, Raymond, (Spence Sense)

  33. greenermums says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you already have such insight into the human race/society and its inherent flaws. I look forward to having a look through your blog. Keep up the good work :-)

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