My 16 year old niece and my sister live with me. We have a good sized place on about an acre, chickens, turkeys, country living near the city kind of thing.
My niece Cristiana is a quite intelligent young lady, straight A’s, debate team captain, etc.
So I come home from work and go out in the back yard, (which is about a half-acre with some trees, grass and such) and see a tent pitched near the turkey pen. I see Cris and ask her whats up?
She says “I am now officially against Materialism, I want to go live in a yurt in Nepal.”
I say “Cool, got a flashlight?” She says “Well no…” so I give her one and then she comes in and asks her mom for stuff to cook a vegan meal with in the solar oven we have. (The solar oven is way cool actually)
Then I ask Cris if she needs anything else for the big anti-materialistic move to the back yard, and she says “No, I got my cell phone and my Ipod”
So I go out front and have a couple beers, and when I go back in, Cris is at the computer IM’ing, and I say, " I thought you were off the grid living in the yard? you know, anti-materialism and all that? She says, well, duh, I still have to talk to my friends!"