Can we live without money? And do we even want to?
When I was a eleven, I fantasized about levitating on a mountain top in Tibet, as well as living in a cave in China, being trained by a Kung-Fu Master (inspired by the fictional cartoon character Modesty Blaise). More grown-up 'escape-fantasies' have been to retreat into a forest, or the Amazon, living either on my own or with Shamans. In neither of those dreams, I would have needed a lot of money, if any. In the end, I decided I wanted to be 'of ' this world after all, and in that case I want a comfortable life-style, which leads to that I need to make a decent amount of money. Here's an example of a guy who chooses to live as a cave-man in the US, rejecting the notion of money. It's an interesting article, and it challenges many of our notions regarding money.
Yet, still, after having read the article, I get the sense that his choice is more a reflection of 'hiding' from the world, than living in it, kind of an out-law life, or maybe even closer to the life of a homeless. That is of course entirely his choice, and he seems to be content, but most people want more out of life than living in cave. And in that case, sooner or later, you'll have to deal with money!