(Also see collected vandwelling words of wisdom in the RVwiki)

behavior

People who say “What you want is…” don’t care what you want.

The loudest voices are often useless or even counterproductive.

People who don’t write clearly typically don’t think clearly.

hierarchy of bullshit

From most helpful to least helpful:

  1. experts - people who understand a subject and discuss it
  2. introverts (tie) - people who understand a subject but don’t discuss it
  3. laymen (tie) - people who don’t understand a subject but don’t discuss it
  4. blowhards - people who don’t understand a subject but bullshit about it

off-grid power

Solar-only charging is expensive. Solar augmented with another form of charging can be cheap and effective.

Solar generators are convenience products.

vanlife

Building your own camper means you know where everything is, why it’s there, and how it works.

You don’t need a fancy vehicle or build to get started.

Custom, when used in a pre-owned item, means “the way someone else wanted it”. It doesn’t mean “something you should value or pay more for.”

borrowed

“Learn how to fail efficiently” – Devin Townsend

“It was the weakness of a moment with a lifelong penalty attached. – Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure.

“Abusers are the angler fish of humanity - they dangle a bright glowing ball of love in front of you so you don’t see the teeth in the dark.” /u/silentgreen85

“When you’re wearing rose colored glasses, red flags just look like flags.” - anon

“A gift is not an apology – it is a reward for accepting shitty behaviour.” /u/particularshadeofblu (I’d say payment rather than reward)

“When narcissists behave in an exhibitionistic manner, they are seeking the same sort of admiration as toddlers, and for the same reasons. They want attention. Some examples include inappropriate dress, talking too loudly, or gesturing in expansive and space-intruding ways.” – Mark Ettensoh n

There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs. ― Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions

The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling. ― Thomas Sowell

When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination. ― Thomas Sowell

One of the consequences of such notions as ‘entitlements’ is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence. ― Thomas Sowell

The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy. ― Thomas Sowell