Inspired by the old song by: Simon And Garfunkel - FIFTY WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER Lyrics | MetroLyrics
I just couldn’t resist after recalling the opening lines of the song.
"Problem is all inside your head", (she said to me)
"The answer is easy if you take it logically.
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free.
There must be fifty ways to leave your homeland."
Well, I changed the “lover” to the “homeland” in there because that is what we have been successfully offering for 14 years now—a new place to love and call home; that being life in the most stunningly beautiful South Seas.
There may be 50 ways, but one way is; just taking your bathing suit and a bunch of cash, which is what so many have successfully done. Maybe sell everything you own, from car to home. Put the money in the bank, Frank, but don’t leave it there too long. Today, it is money in the bank that is the other risk. Cypress comes to mind. This could be one part of “why.”
Now where to go is the first thing to know. That is the easy part and here is another “why.”
You need to go to the Southern Hemisphere for down here, there is no fear. No wars, locked doors and no terrorists, just tourists.
The wind and even the water currents here circulate in the opposite direction of the Northern Hemisphere, maintaining a distinct dividing line between us and where the Hiroshima, Fukushima, Chernobyl and over 400 nuclear power plants boiling up their poisonous witches brew. We’ve only a couple in the Southern Hemisphere and none here in the South Pacific to be specific.
The place to thrive while you’re still alive is Vava’u Tonga.
Here you can acquire land cheap and build without restriction alternative kinds of homes including earthbag domes or straight up normal looking houses made from earthbags.
Coral rock is nearly free and it makes a beautiful home by the sea—you’ll see.
As the famous song said: The "Problem is all inside your head."
This is so true because we seem to have mental blocks that overrule our God given ability to logic and reason out some of the “whys” we should get out of our own “Dodge.” Literally dodging bullets is one consideration today. In the South Seas we’ve no guns, nor do the police and that is how it has been since guns cost money.
"The answer is easy if you take it logically.
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free.”
“Free” is the keyword and freedom can be illusive, a little like that frog they say, when slowly heated in a pan will just sit there till it boils away. Freedom has boiled away in most countries where 200 plus years of copious making new laws; keeping the old ones in place, has crept up upon us like a pan of heating water. We don’t see or feel the subtle change until you look back a few years and check the temperature. We are close to boiling, and you can boil in the snow country too since this kind of heat is only enhanced by cold.
Paradoxically, it is so cool here in the warm South Pacific that we only get overheated when reflecting on our prior life in the big stew back home, wherever that home might be; EU, UK, USA and even AU too.
“There must be fifty ways to leave your homeland."
She said, "It's really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued;
so I repeat myself at the risk of being rude.”
There must be fifty ways to leave your homeland.
This is the risk I take too, being misconstrued and intruding on some people’s set in stone paradigms that everything is alright and like always, we will see a positive correction. How many in Germany, Europe, England, Japan and Russia, yada, yada, said that in WWI and WWII? Why do you think they give these world wars numbers? Three is not out of the question and this time it could affect the entire Northern Hemisphere. Good thing wind and water currents up there don’t mix well down here. (see the map: http://southpacificrealestate.to/moving-overseas-water-and-wind-currents )
Let’s get into just two ways to leave your once loved homeland for right now. I know the love of the mental image of our beloved homeland still looms in our minds, but in real life, governments have all but stolen the real thing. You need to face it...it ain’t like our forefathers intended anymore.
I like the: “Just slip out the back, Jack; you make a new plan Stan.
Drop off the key Lee, and get yourself free.”
In all fairness, it always starts with the plan with some planning forever and others overnight.
When you know something is just right, why put up a fight?
She said, "It grieves me so to see you in such pain
I wish there was somethin' I could do to make you smile again"
I said, "I appreciate that; would you please explain
about the fifty ways"
She said, "Why don't we both just sleep on it tonight
and I believe in the morning you'll begin to see the light."
and then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right.
There must be fifty ways to leave...”
So, the two best ways to set yourself free are; 1, just do it! Sell out and take what you have and make it work. The other best way, which appeals to the engineer mind is to fly out and check it out, maybe open an account, then return to decide what to sell and what to ship and who to take with. In the end you just decide to do it for all the reasons of why anyone ever wanted to live in paradise with the ocean views and cool breezes perpetually engulfing you. The cost of living is what you want to make of it. The local Tongan economy is thriving on very little income, about $4000 USD per year average. Food would be the major cost if you have to eat imported foods, from Caviar to just potatoes. Go native and dine on the fine local foods. The local potato tastes so good I was thinking people would pay $1 each for them back home. Range fed anything will be healthier and probably taste better, if not today, soon as you will covet the better for you food locally raised—and it is free to cheap. The rest is a matter of getting a roof, some put one on top of a million dollar home and others settle for just a roof, which can work fine in the tropics.
Once you are clear on how moving to paradise can be affordable on a few hundred per month, you need to set your budget up. If you are on Social Security or pension income, you are probably going to live more like the rich and famous in Tonga, then poor and infamous back home. People just don’t know how easy it is to pitch a new life. Literally, it is as easy as pitching a new tent. Get out the instructions and follow them. If you want a fancy home, if you can afford it you can have it, and substantially cheaper than the one you had back home. Probably your equity from a house sale in the homeland will pay for a new larger home, without having to mortgage it. Now you have near zero overhead for living arrangements.
So the 50 ways are really just two. Sell out and get out, buying anew what you need when you arrive or sell the house and bring everything, including grandma, in a big container and pretend you never left home, just changed the scenery.
...don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
hop on the bus...
Now for the 100 why’s; well there are probably thousands, actually. So, we won’t get into them all today. If you just bother to Google “the truth about .... “ anything at all, starting with the “government” that owns you, you will begin to see what has been in the closet all these years.