A Person can make a home.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alpha Dog, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    I seen this and found it a nice story and wanted to share it. The guy seems to be happy and making life out of what he has the best he can.

    I feel if more people was like this guy and be thankful and happy with what one has rather than what one dont have the world would be a better place.

    <!-- END 24 --><!-- START 16_8 --><!-- -->Meet Allan Hill, the man who lives In Detroit’s abandoned Packard Auto Plant

    jalopnik_223608. <CITE class="byline vcard">By Matt Hardigree | Jalopnik – <ABBR title=2012-04-13T17:28:09Z>Fri, Apr 13, 2012 1:28 PM EDT</ABBR></CITE>

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    Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of Detroit "ruin porn" is it inherently ignores the very real people who still live in the city. Now there's a convergence — the amazing story of Allan Hill, the man who legally lives inside the city's abandoned Packard Auto Plant.

    What's most surprising about this moving mini-documentary is Hill's "quality of life" doesn't look as terrible as you'd imagine, nor does his reasoning for choosing to stay in the largest abandoned factory in the world seem so unsound.

    The whole creation is a huge gut-check to our biases. Yes, the Packard Plant is so giant and empty and strange they shoot Michael Bay movies there. And, occasionally, kids push a dump truck out a window.

    <IFRAME height=400 src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/39346092" frameBorder=0 width=600></IFRAME>

    Yet, Hill has power, Internet access, a welding setup, and a small kitchen. He even maintains a webcam. The owner apparently gave him his blessing so long as Hill works as a custodian of the property.

    He reminds me of the Prophet Amos, whom God appointed to tell the Israelites to stop letting the wealthiest few prosper at the hands of the poorest. This was not a popular message as it came at a time when Israel was doing fairly well. Amos also told them to prepare themselves for judgement, especially from a foreign nation.

    Amos 9:13-15

    "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills, 
and I will bring my people Israel back from exile.

    "They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; 
they will make gardens and eat their fruit. 
I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them," says the LORD your God." ​
    This video is part of the series This Must Be The Place. The title, of course, is taken from that other great prophet David Byrne. He of the many heads talking.

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  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Interesting. Hey, as long as he is happy. It must be a lot of trouble to haul in water.
  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Took ten years but I live in what I like and I do not worry about storms.
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  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Interesting story in the land of failed liberalism
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  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    The moral of the story is

    The moral of the story is that people have the capacity to be as happy or as miserable as they choose to be, regardless of their circumstances....whether rediculously wealthy, or abjectly poverty stricken, whether a Guantanimo inmate, or whether free of any regulatory restriction.

    People can be utterly unhappy trying to achieve some materialistic nirvana...or they can be happy creating a reality that meets their needs, rather than trying to satisfy an ever changing wish list of wants. Alan Hill has found a contentment in living a life that some people would be absolutely appalled with...happiness is a relative concept...those who treat it as an absolute are perhaps doomed to eternal disappointment.
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