(BAREFOOTJOURNAL.COM) The Barefoot Manifesto: a guide to world domination one step at a time


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(BAREFOOTJOURNAL.COM) The Barefoot Manifesto: a guide to world domination one step at a time

  1. 1. The Barefoot Manifestogrow your business, travel the world and have fun along the way all pictures (c) Graham brown www.BarefootJournal.com 1
  2. 2. “What counts most is heart” - Okinawan proverbwww.BarefootJournal.com 2
  3. 3. one minute I was blowing out the candles on my birthday cakethe next I was 40 years old with a family and mortgagedid I miss something? www.BarefootJournal.com 3
  4. 4. “Life moves pretty fast if you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it” - Ferris Bueller’s Day Offwww.BarefootJournal.com 4
  5. 5. life isn’t a rehearsalthere are no rewards for finishing fastest or firstthere are no medals for suffering the most www.BarefootJournal.com 5
  6. 6. “The trouble is, you think you have time” - Jack Kornfieldwww.BarefootJournal.com 6
  7. 7. “Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th century invention and I don’t want one” - Into the Wildwww.BarefootJournal.com 7
  8. 8. I want to be therewww.BarefootJournal.com 8
  9. 9. friends call it a “mid-life crisis”I say, “long live the crisis” www.BarefootJournal.com 9
  10. 10. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables — slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off. - Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Clubwww.BarefootJournal.com 10
  11. 11. “By parading a stream of other people’s lives in front of us screens remove theresponsibility to create our own lives. We watch other people doing things instead of doing them ourselves. This makes us radically powerless and powerlessness leads to anxiety” - Tom Hodgkinson, How to be Free www.BarefootJournal.com 11
  12. 12. “It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.” - Jacob Bronowskiwww.BarefootJournal.com 12
  13. 13. Most of us have spent our lives caught up in plans, expectations, ambitions for the future, in regrets, guilt or shame about the past. To come into the present is to stop the war - Jack Kornfieldwww.BarefootJournal.com 13
  14. 14. “If you avoid consuming the products of the system, then you will not have to pay for those products. This way, you will save not only the money that you used to spend on umpteen services, you will alsosave on the time and mental hassle spent dealing with all those bills. The oppression will gradually depart from your doorstep. And you won’t have to work so hard. Life will become cheaper and easier. ” - Tom Hodgkinson “How to Be Idle” www.BarefootJournal.com 14
  15. 15. Here she stopped and, closing her eyes, took a deep breath of the flower-scented air of the broad expanse around her. It was dearer to her than her kin, better than a lover, wiser than a book. For a moment she rediscovered the purpose of her life. She was here on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name. - Dr Zhivago, Boris Pasternakwww.BarefootJournal.com 15
  16. 16. “Hear me! In our future lives it will be hard toregain this precious human state with all itsprivileges and freedoms. The moment of our death isimpossible to predict. Who can say? Perhaps we will dietonight”-Shabkar www.BarefootJournal.com 16
  17. 17. “If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. Iwould be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take morechances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and lessbeans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.”“You see, I’m one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’vehad my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothingelse. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one ofthose persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and aparachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.”“If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. Iwould go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.” - Nadine Stair www.BarefootJournal.com 17
  18. 18. “I read somewhere... how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong... to measure yourself at least once.” - Jon Krakauer - Into the Wildwww.BarefootJournal.com 18
  19. 19. “Terrible or not, difficult or not, the only thing that is beautiful, noble, religious and mystical is to be happy.” - Arnaud Desjardinswww.BarefootJournal.com 19
  20. 20. “Simplifying our lives does not mean sinking into idleness but on the contrary, getting rid of the most subtle aspects of laziness: the one which makes us take on thousands of less important activities” - Matthieu Ricardwww.BarefootJournal.com 20
  21. 21. Be special because you care, because you want to make adifference, because you are willing to be happy. And to be special means being weird, not always following the manual, not always working so hard to fit in. - Seth Godinwww.BarefootJournal.com 21
  22. 22. “If you want to know who your real friends are, start tellingyour craziest idea to everyone you meet. Some people will slowly back away from you as if you really are crazy, butothers will latch on to your idea and help you any way they can. The people in the second group are your real friends.” Chris Guillebeau - The Art of Non Conformity www.BarefootJournal.com 22
  23. 23. “If you want something in life, just reach out and grab it” Jon Krakauer - Into The Wildwww.BarefootJournal.com 23