什麼促使你致力於你的可持續發展和自由社區生活系列?

What has motivated you to work on your sustainable, free-community-living series?

我一直受到這個信念的驅動:人類應該與這個星球和諧相處,我的短片系列和研究將永遠是我為我們目前的社會、環境和經濟上不可持續的系統,而提供想法和解決方案方式。我相信各人應該生活得比他們所知的生活方式還要好。我們處於一個人類歷史上完美的一個階段,開始一個嶄新的歷程,和開始一個真正讓所有人受益的進步。

I have always been motivated by the belief that there is a way man is supposed to live in harmony with this planet, my short film series and research will simply always be my way of offering ideas and solutions for our currently socially, environmentally and economically unsustainable system. I believe man deserves better than the life he has been told is the reality and that we are in the perfect point in human history to adventure on new beginnings and true progress that benefits all.

 

你什麼時候開始生活於另類生活方式?為什麼?

When did you start living amidst alternative evidence-based lifestyle options and why?

我11歲時開始有這個想法,然而我在大概3年前才放棄了自己在生活中所擁有的,踏上在一輛小型公共汽車中的旅程。因為我希望我的生活是自發的、能有深遠經驗的,而不單單是安全、只為生存和常規的。我不會被告知該如何生活、為誰而工作,甚或我「必定」要在某些年齡達到「成功」。我想尋找一種我認為允許人體驗最多的生活方式。正是由於這些和許多其他原因,例如不助長消費文化和不真正被我所擁有的牽引,以致我可以踏上尋找替代生活方式選擇的旅途,在簡單生活中的美包括了冒險、旅行與社區、村莊、農場當中探究公有社區生活的好處。從那時起,我的生活已經轉向最好,未來對於我來說是光明的,我的想法也漸漸成為了我的目的。

Though it was a plan since I was 11, I stripped my life of most possessions and hit the road in a small bus almost 3 years ago as I wanted my life to be an amalgamation of spontaneous, far-reaching experiences, rather than just security, survival and routine. I wasn't going to be told how to live, who to work for or what I ’should’ be doing at certain ages to attain ’success’ and I wanted to search for a way of living that, in my opinion, allowed man to experience the most life has to offer. It was for these and many other reasons, such as not contributing to consumer culture and not being owned by my possessions that lead me to hit the road in search of alternative lifestyle choices, live a simpler life of beauty and adventure and travel between communities, woofing villages and farms to study the benefits of communal living. Since then, my life has made a turn for the best, the future is bright and I have ideas that have become my purpose.

居住在公有社區中最困難的部分是什麼?

What is the most difficult part living in community models?

有時候,大多數社區難以驅使少量的人為集體做出貢獻。這是因為這樣的一個公共生活空間造就了假期的感覺和節奏,令社區的一些成員將其視為一個假日,而不是一種生活方式,可是公有社區需要通過各人的貢獻方可實現。

Most communities sometimes have difficulty keeping a small amount of people motivated to contribute to a collective. This is due to the fact that communal living spaces that require equal contribution mimic the feel and pace of a holiday, allowing some community members to treat it like a holiday and not a way of life, only possible through contribution.

 

你是如何克服這些困難的?

How did you overcome those difficulties?

不想在社區工作的人,當然是與在現今社會系統上不願意工作的人的問題相類似。這個社會問題將自行解決的大前提是,當平等貢獻的社區和資源愈來愈多,並且當人得知這種生活方式的建立會令人減少在目前生活當中所遇到的壓力,人們自己渴望在自己的社區中得到一個假期。

People not wanting to work in communities is of course an issue similar to people not wanting to work in our current system, only this social issue will fix itself as equal-contribution communities grow in number and resources, and a lifestyle is established minus the stresses from our current lives that make people crave a holiday in communities.

 

你在你的小巴上旅行兩年內得到和損失了什麼?

What have you gained and lost during the two years travelling in your bus?

我沒有失去任何東西,但卻獲得了一切。旅行一直是一種最好的生活教育方式,我只是覺得我踏進了這一種掌握在我自己手上的生活方式是幸運的,這亦加快了迫使我成長為一個大人的速度。

I have lost nothing and gained everything. Travel is and always has been be the best education life has to offer, I just feel lucky that I tapped into a way of living that I control and that has forced me to grow as a person at an accelerated rate.

你的旅程中必定有發生過一些有趣的事情,你能和我們分享嗎?

There must be some interesting things that happened during your journey, could you share some of them with us?

我的旅程一直不停地發生有趣的東西,從一個在森林裡,因火而起「室外浴缸」,與及有500個陌生人在一個巨大圈圈中告訴你,他們愛你……旅途上真的都帶來最好的,但使我詫異的是,在旅途上遇上並認識的人,肯定超越友誼,立即成為你的兄弟姐妹。同樣地,面對生活的真實挑戰時,你所承受著的令你必須成長。例如信任你的直覺、跟隨正確的領導都令你在全方位的領域上增長著。

My journey has been nonstop interesting things, from outdoor fire-heated bathtubs in the forest, to 500 strangers telling you they love you as a human being in

a giant circle…the road truly brings the best, however surprises most people find on the road definitely include meeting people who surpass friendship and instantly become your brothers and sisters and once again the amount of growth you undertake when facing life’s real challenges head on, like trusting your instinct, following the right leads and coming full circle in areas of growth.

 

什麼概念或想法支持你繼續你的旅程?

What concepts or ideas supported you to continue your journey?

這是一個重要的問題。我在還是一個小孩子時,從舊哲學、心理學和人類學文本中獲取了很多靈感,我把早年學得的經驗和教訓都帶到了我的旅途上。然而,我總是發現在這個世界上正進行相類似,朝著一個更可持續未來的工作,都是使我的想法看起來不那麼革命性和前所未有的,這是一個很大的安慰。我也發現,在那些我失望失落的時候,總會有新的靈感呈現,並推動我相信自己的想法是一個值得追求的生活方式,正在走向正確的道路。

That’s a big question. I sourced a lot of inspiration from old philosophy, psychology and anthropological texts as a child, and I definitely took a lot of lessons learnt in those early years with me when I travelled, however I have always found the amount of similar work being done globally towards a more sustainable future have made my ideas seem less revolutionary and far-fetched which has been a great comfort to me. I have also found that anytime I have been low on hope, the right inspiration has found me and kept me pushing towards what I believe is a worthy pursuit of a life and a path to walk towards what is right.

 

你有否面對過任何挑戰?

Were there any challenges you have faced?

當然,生活有時候只是一大堆挑戰,但是沒有什麼曾令我沮喪。

Of course, life is sometimes nothing but a chunk of challenges. Nothing that took me under though.

你的滿意的感覺源自…?

Where did your satisfaction come from?

什麼能讓我快樂?沒有了那些讓我感到良好的感覺、充實的生活、遇見美麗的人、到訪天堂、給予他人的希望和做我所愛的事…生活都會變得無趣的哈哈。

What kept me happy? Well other than the feeling of doing good, living life to the full, meeting beautiful people, visiting paradises, giving hope to others and doing what I love... life was pretty fruitless haha.

 

你未來的計劃是?

What is your plan for the future?

告訴別人自己的想法在我的計劃是當前最重要的,但除此之外,我已經學會不要計劃得太遠。我當然有想法和目標,但在生活中規劃具體的道路..這是一個愚蠢的追求。

Well at this point, the release of my ideas are paramount in my plans, but other than that I’ve learnt not to plan too far ahead. I have ideas and goals of course, but planning concrete paths in life... That’s a foolish pursuit.

你會否在十年後繼續記錄和分享您的想法給公眾?

Would you continue documenting and sharing your ideas to the public in ten years’ time?

絕對。這就是我想要在我的人生中所做的事,我真的相信我的想法,提供了讓人們思考和萌生想法的空間,有潛力地塑造人的未來以達到真正的進步。

Absolutely. This is what I want to do with my life and I do truly believe that some of my ideas concerning a conserver society built for the people hold water and have the potential to greatly shape man’s future towards true progress.

 

如果可以,你會在告訴十年後的自己什麼?

If you could, what will you tell your future self in ten years?

我沒有後悔任何東西,我也沒有浪費我的熱忱,我還在打好好地戰鬥。

That I still regret nothing, that I have not wasted my passion and that I’m still fighting the good fight.

Text/ Jojo Wong
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