Can I be a nomad? Why do I have to be a 'digital' nomad?

Can I be a nomad? Why do I have to be a 'digital' nomad?

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine smushing that thing

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't want to. When I see something beautiful I want to admire it, not destroy it. I attribute this to the lack of brownoid and semite in my blood.

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it so fuzzy? Are they soft to the touch? They look a lot creepier than butterflies.

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >former nomad anon here, just established permanent residency last May after spending the first 8 years of my post-college life as a nomad with no fixed address
    Yes, you can be a nomad in the modern sense of the world. A nomad, loosely defined, is someone who does not have a single place they call home. Most nomads move seasonally, following good work or good weather, just like traditional nomads follow good grazing. The patterns and frequency of movement among nomads vary widely, as they tend to be a very independent lot.
    "Digital nomad" is so much more popular than simple "nomad" because digital nomads have high-paying jobs that can be worked anywhere. Thus, they can take advantage of low COL in impoverished countries while making a First World salary. This is why digital nomads with their insufferable "I do [bullshit computer job] in [Third World country] and live like a king" are so often reviled.
    Those of us who work IRL and wish to travel overseas have several choices:
    1) work in our home country (seasonal or temporary employment) and save your earnings for overseas travel. Long-term seasonal employment is the best, as you have a guaranteed source of income to return to every year. But many work a different seasonal job every year, and some spend years working seasonal/temporary jobs in various places.
    2) get official permission to work in a foreign country. This can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming.
    3) work under the table in a foreign country, either for wages or for room and board. This is very doable, but wages are usually low, and taking paying jobs can cause local resentment.
    Alternatively, you can be a nomad in your home country, live in your van or an employee dorm, short-term lodging or even a tent. Modern solo nomadism is all about (You), where you want to go and what you want to do.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is the 3 option even remotely doable anymore? What if you don't have a van or tent and need a place to stay? What are you going to eat?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nomads are generally self-sufficient, though many collect government benefits, or travel with a "tribe" of fellow travelers and share resources communally (tents, food, etc.)
        Someone who requires public charity for basic life necessities like food, shelter and clothing is a bum, not a nomad.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"I do [bullshit computer job] in [Third World country] and live like a king" are so often reviled.
      Stop being a whiny envious baby

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >work under the table in a foreign country [...] or for room and board
      What's the best way to do this?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        There are several orgs that offer work-stays, like WWOOF and workaway dot info. As far as working under the table, that entirely depends on your ability to negotiate with a local businessman who wants a trusted English-speaking foreigner to, say, run a hostel reception desk.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      The "digital" part is about making money. If you don't have that problem, or have a non-digital way of making money then go ahead

      I would add "become a merchant marine or cruise worker" to your list although it's a tough life and you don't have that much time to enjoy the countries you visit

      Nomads are generally self-sufficient, though many collect government benefits, or travel with a "tribe" of fellow travelers and share resources communally (tents, food, etc.)
      Someone who requires public charity for basic life necessities like food, shelter and clothing is a bum, not a nomad.

      If you are a "nomad" and collect gibs you deserve to be executed

      If you are prepared to live in a tent & live off of wild fruit, berries & bird eggs you can be a simple nomad. If you require 3+ star hotels and lattes in the morning you will have to become a digital nomad.

      You don't have to travel to be homeless just step outside

      I don't want to. When I see something beautiful I want to admire it, not destroy it. I attribute this to the lack of brownoid and semite in my blood.

      I'm 100% Aryan and I want to smash it too

      Why is it so fuzzy? Are they soft to the touch? They look a lot creepier than butterflies.

      They're gross and smell bad

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are prepared to live in a tent & live off of wild fruit, berries & bird eggs you can be a simple nomad. If you require 3+ star hotels and lattes in the morning you will have to become a digital nomad.

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    sure anon just get out and go and walk around and stay in different places. be a nomad, nobody's stopping you
    however i think to truly be a nomad you have to have at least one camel

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