I saw a cabin like this somewhere on social media a couple of weeks ago.
It was a meme, of sorts. It went something like this (I’m paraphrasing):
This is a basic cabin with food, water and a wood fireplace. There is no tv, no wifi, no phone, no internet. You have food and water and firewood. Can you stay here for one month? If yes you can collect a prize of $100,000.
My initial answer was an immediate HELL YES. 🙂
One month? I have food, water and warmth? Who cares about the internet or tv…
And then, I read the comments on that thread. 😲
One woman was adamant she could not live without the internet for a month. This shocked me (but also didn’t). Even with the $100k prize, she refused.
A lot of responses sent back the question ‘are there books/can I bring books‘ which doesn’t surprise me. Imagine spending a month in a cabin like this, with relative comfort, just reading…how amazing would that be?
Quite a few people said they’d write their own books, or finish their novels. I thought that too but I did have a question (to myself). Is there electricity in this cabin? I personally prefer typing to writing by pen, so my question would be, if there is electricity I’d bring the laptop and type out my stories. If not, I’d get a typewriter (lol). But, ultimately, I am just as willing to write my book(s) on paper with a pen. No biggie for a month.
Many people wanted to bring puzzles. I get that, too… it’s a good way to tune out while completing something interesting or intriguing. For instance, I have a puzzle that is the periodic table, I’d totally work on that thing. And another one, a famous painting called Starry starry night by Vincent Van Gogh. We’ve started both puzzles but didn’t finish them due to lack of space. But I’d bring them to the cabin and do them there.
A few people mentioned that the month in the cabin would be tougher to accomplish if they were not allowed to leave. For instance, to go on hikes or spend other time outside (besides chopping wood). It wasn’t clear whether or not you were to stick close to the cabin or not, but I can’t see why you wouldn’t be able to explore nature around you while living in the cabin for a month.
Two women (maybe more) said they would not leave the kids behind. I’m thinking….WHAT? 👀 lol Now before you think I don’t love my kids to the moon and back, I so would not want to bring them to a cabin like this. I’ve been a SAHM for 15 years (on and off) and in on-and-off-again lockdown for 10 months, I am NOT bringing the kids. Perhaps I should send them to their own cabin for a month though (or, maybe start with a week…) 😀 (They’re avid campers, I’m not worried they wouldn’t survive, although the wifi withdrawal might be somewhat painful.) But no. Kids not allowed. Point is, you do this alone.
One guy dismissed the money as an incentive. “Why would I do it if I don’t need the money” he said. My response to that would have been “take the prize and put it to good use – help children with terminal illnesses, save an endangered animal, feed the hungry, support a humane society, pay tuition for a less fortunate person than you…” I mean, the possibilities are endless. To simply reject the money seems a strange reason to avoid participating.
A woman responded that although she’d be mildly inconvenienced without internet she would look forward to getting rid of debt at the end of the month and begin some long sought-after project. She had the right attitude, I thought…(and if you don’t have debt or don’t want to keep the money you could help someone out who does have debt…)
Anyway, I thought it was a cute little meme. Your turn to contemplate. Would you stay in that cabin, in the winter, chop your own firewood, have plenty to eat and drink, for a month? All alone? Without internet, phones or tv?
See you in the comments.