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Utah man embraces simple life living in cave

There are 35 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 23, 2009, titled Utah man embraces simple life living in cave. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Daniel Suelo gets the same question, all the time. "Why?" The 48-year-old kneels in front of the desert cave he calls home, sips cedar tea from a chipped mug and explains, again, why he has intentionally lived the past nine years without using money.

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spats

Hudson, WI

#1 Nov 23, 2009
He is living off of what he disdains. Money of itself is not evil, it is our attitude and use of it that gives us problems.

He took his own sinful attitude of anxiety towards money, and responded with another sinful one of sloth. If he truly seeks God he will find this out someday.
slf

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 23, 2009
Oh Please. This guy is only able to do this because he is healthy. His answer to his frustrations was to drop out. He isn't helping society, fellow citizens, nor available to fight for his country in time of war. He's nothing but a monumentally selfish possibly mentally ill person who should not be admired whatsoever. It has nothing to do with the money, that is just an excuse to drop out. Puke.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 23, 2009
He is a glorified hobo. How is digging through the trash for food every day enviable?
Sounds to me like he is a couple of froot-loops short of breakfast.
Parden pard

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Nov 23, 2009
I wonder if he buys his acid or gets fresh shooms from the desert.?(no monday morning blues)( probably read Castaneda and hangs with Don Juan) say....
DILF

Huntington, NY

#5 Nov 23, 2009
Has anyone checked to see if this guy is really Bin Laden?

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#6 Nov 23, 2009
my husband wishes he could live in my cave
DILF

Huntington, NY

#7 Nov 23, 2009
Scottish Girl wrote:
my husband wishes he could live in my cave
Oh man.....no comment....lol

There is so much I can make out of your statement......But I like you so I'll refrain!!.....lol
Capn Greg

United States

#8 Nov 23, 2009
DILF wrote:
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Oh man.....no comment....lol
There is so much I can make out of your statement......But I like you so I'll refrain!!.....lol
Refrain? You're gettin soft DILF..... or do we start calling you WILF? LOL
DILF

Huntington, NY

#9 Nov 23, 2009
Capn Greg wrote:
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Refrain? You're gettin soft DILF..... or do we start calling you WILF? LOL
Ah....maybe I am getting soft....I dunno.....
lol.....I just don't want to insult the "nice ones", that's all.....
as do we

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Nov 23, 2009
Scottish Girl wrote:
my husband wishes he could live in my cave
all >;)
Capn Greg

United States

#11 Nov 23, 2009
DILF wrote:
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Ah....maybe I am getting soft....I dunno.....
lol.....I just don't want to insult the "nice ones", that's all.....
j/k, i know you're really a good guy....... sometimes :-)
Tommie Boy

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 23, 2009
Suelo is my idol.
Bobster

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Nov 23, 2009
This is what comes of a college degree in anthropology!
A Free Man

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Nov 23, 2009
A very worthwhile portrait of a man who has broken free of the trappings we call material civilization. I don't know if I could go as far living as Mr. Suelo, but I'm convinced he is sane, happy, and on the right track. His lifestyle doesn't threaten any of those name-calling him on this comments blog--but it scares the hell out of them.
spats

Hudson, WI

#15 Nov 23, 2009
A Free Man wrote:
A very worthwhile portrait of a man who has broken free of the trappings we call material civilization. I don't know if I could go as far living as Mr. Suelo, but I'm convinced he is sane, happy, and on the right track. His lifestyle doesn't threaten any of those name-calling him on this comments blog--but it scares the hell out of them.
So let's see. You admire a man who contributes nothing to society and lives off its garbage. This is not the case of someone attempting to lessen the effects of materialism while contributing to society or a group. That can be a noble effort - this is nothing of the sort. We were not made to live as parasites.
Capn Greg

United States

#16 Nov 23, 2009
A Free Man wrote:
A very worthwhile portrait of a man who has broken free of the trappings we call material civilization. I don't know if I could go as far living as Mr. Suelo, but I'm convinced he is sane, happy, and on the right track. His lifestyle doesn't threaten any of those name-calling him on this comments blog--but it scares the hell out of them.
If Congress keeps it up, I'm afraid we're all gonna break free of the trappings of a material civilization. It's funny that he's not really self-sufficient as you tend to think he is. For example, if not for dumpster-diving, he'd probably starve to death. Also, those computers at the public library came from somewhere at someone's expense didn't they? How is it that he makes use of those things provided at the expense of others and feels he's "broken free"?

He's just another dropout bum who couldn't hack it in the RW. His lifestyle isn't threatening, it's his utter lack of guts to face the hard stuff like the rest of us do that makes me sick.
Jess Wonderin

International Falls, MN

#17 Nov 23, 2009
Utah must have pretty loose zoning ordinances.
Gutey

AOL

#18 Nov 23, 2009
Maybe the kid in South St Paul in the box could sublet to the caveman.
phmdron

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#19 Nov 23, 2009
A Free Man wrote:
A very worthwhile portrait of a man who has broken free of the trappings we call material civilization. I don't know if I could go as far living as Mr. Suelo, but I'm convinced he is sane, happy, and on the right track. His lifestyle doesn't threaten any of those name-calling him on this comments blog--but it scares the hell out of them.
I echo these words 100% Ive traveled all over this southwest and found many very remote places that would not require digging in a garbage can to survive if I were single and younger I would go for it (im 70 years on this planet
Joseph Smith

Des Plaines, IL

#20 Nov 23, 2009
He just needs a few wives to set him straight in life.

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