This reality check is too spot on not to be classified as integral information.
What is lifestyle design? Good question.
Lifestyle design is interesting because only the privileged count as designing their lives. When a Mexican immigrates to the U.S. in order to have a better life for himself and his family, it isn’t lifestyle design. In fact, most lifestyle design focuses on 1st world young men with laptops who do freelancing living in developing nations to get a good exchange rate.
- Duff McDuffee
It essentially comes down to avoiding work. Here’s how:
1. Get a poofy haircut that only a rockstar could pull off.
2. Get rid of every thing you own, and make up for it by purchasing as much boutique yuppy clothing, shoes, and apparel that you can fit in a large backpack.
3. Use the backpack full of clothes and move to a foreign country with great beaches where you can feel wealthy by being around desperately poor people.
4. Talk about how many desperately poor people are around and how you wish you could help them.
5. Take advantage of desperately poor people by leveraging your powerful American money against the pitiful local currency.
6. Talk about changing the world for the better, while at the same time flying to every country in the world for the novelty of writing about it, releasing countless tons of C02 in the the environment as a result.
7. Take friendly photos with the natives so you can demonstrate how cultured and well adapted you are.
8. Call yourself a “consultant,” even if you’ve never had a client if your life.
9. Buy the laptop of gods (Apple Macbook Pro) and be seen “working” [browsing twitter] on it in trendy coffee shops.
10. Name drop all the famous bloggers who have replied to you on twitter while you were working in coffee shops.
11. Read the Communist Manifesto or Atlas Shrugged. Write your own manifesto. Quote the Communist Manifesto or Atlas shrugged when talking about what moved you to write your own powerful manifesto.
12. Use the words revolution, awesome, freedom, and nonconformity in any sentence it you can fit them in.
13. Constantly refer to your “projects” even if they don’t exist. If your projects don’t exist, make some up, and find some lifestyle designer friends to “work” on them with you.
14.Write an about page detailing every single interest you have, ever had, and ever will have. Write a second about page just in case you missed any gaps in your ego, err resume.
15. Make lots and lots of videos. Talking about inane things is okay as long as your hair is sexy and/or poofy or you are at the beach.
16. Be as cool as humanly possible. Take lots of sexy abercrombiesque photos of yourself near the beach or somewhere that could pass as a beach in pictures.
17. Rip off wealthy white Americans by promising that they too can live on the beach with desperately poor people.
Lifestyle design in action.