This episode is an excerpt from the full show where Kathe was interviewed on the Hillbilly Nerd Talk Show, that originally aired on http://HillBillyNerdTalk.com
We Americans are tied to our STUFF. We talked about Wendy Holt (episode 9) who moved to Costa Rica. She gave up all her stuff, along with the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
Speaking of stuff...Hank and Petra DO live differently than most of their peers. Hank drives Elmer, a 10 year old pickup truck. At ages 47 and 44 they could have “retired” earlier. Living a less extravagant lifestyle gives you freedom. Hank said that objects tie us down. Petra said that they are invigorated by the next phase of their life.
Every town in America has storage facilities where we have to store extra stuff. People keep their stuff in their garage, and their cars on the street. Petra brought up that people could probably clear out a bedroom to keep extra stuff in, but we just have so much!
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