Why Someone Should Sponsor The Wise Sloth


I try to write about the most important problems I see happening in the world right now, but I don’t just complain. I try to come up with practical, nonviolent solutions to those problems and share them with as many people as possible.

I don’t make any money doing this. So I have to work a full time job, which is normal. But every day I spend making or selling disposable, consumable widgets is a day I’m not analyzing world problems, coming up with practical, nonviolent solutions to them and sharing those ideas with the world through cartoons, editorial essays and novels. There’s nothing wrong with making widgets, but writing is my passion, and that’s what I’m best at. It’s the most valuable service I can personally offer society, but I can’t offer that service to society if I have to work a regular 9-5 job every day for barely than enough money to survive. Even while working I still manage to get a lot of writing done in the evenings and on the weekends. I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go. I basically always writing, but I could do more writing better if I didn’t have to work a full time job.

You should sponsor me so I can get on with my real job of writing useful, entertaining blogs, comics, novels and instructional manuals. I can assure you, you won’t be throwing away your money. I’ve already written 15 books. My first book took me ten years to write. The rest were written in the last three years. If I had two years off of work where I could focus on nothing but writing I could write at least 15 more books on profound subjects. If I’m not famous after writing 30 books on the most profound subjects I can think of then I’ll write 60. I’ll always give away E-books for free, but eventually I’ll start selling hard copies of my work for a profit. Then I’ll be able to support myself and write full time indefinitely. My sponsor will get a free copy of every book I write until one of us dies.

Whether I end up spending the rest of my life selling widgets or books I’ll always be working towards the ultimate goal of saving enough money to build at least one sustainable eco-monasteries where intellectuals from all over the world can come and stay for free so that they can work on whatever profound projects they have in them but can’t complete because they have to work regular jobs. If the monastery works I want to build more monasteries where more intellectuals can go on sabbatical as well as monasteries that make and sell widgets at a profit. If that works then monasteries could be built in any third world location and offer a sustainable home and jobs for an entire village. Eventually I’d like to build sustainable monasteries on floating islands where people can live self-sufficiently in the middle of the ocean.

I’m not asking for a hand out. I’m asking someone to help me help the world. And I’m not asking for much. I can survive on $12,000 per year. I only need two years to launch a full fledged writing career that pays at least $12,000 per year. Then I’ll be able to write indefinitely. Then it’s only a matter of time before I write enough books to make enough money to build my first intellectual monastery.

You can change the world for $24,000. If you don’t have $24,000 you might know somebody who does or somebody who knows somebody. If you want to see intellectual monasteries, sustainable villages and floating islands then tell someone rich and or famous about me and get them to sponsor me. If you don’t know anyone rich or famous then invent one of my ideas and get rich, and then sponsor me. I promise I won’t let you down.

If you do sponsor me or refer a sponsor to me I’ll give you one of my ideation notebooks that I carry around with me and write all my ideas in. If I have as successful of a career as I intend to have then those notebooks will be worth a lot more than $24,000 someday.

If you would like to sponsor me you can contact me on my About/Contact page. Thank you.

Travis Haan

The Wise Sloth

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Note: The information I share here may seem random, but it explains why I write about a lot of the subjects I do. I was raised poor white Texas trailer trash. At the age of 17 I got baptized in a Southern Baptist Church, and at 18 I attended a Christian college where my Biblical studies promptly led me to the conclusion that Christianity is mythology. I left that school at 19, and a year later I joined the United States Air Force as an all around computer technician. I was stationed in Italy, Germany, Kuwait and Hawaii where I took online and night classes in psychology, which led me to the conclusion that the military is a cult. For all the good things I got out of the military, I never got a good explanation of why we invaded Iraq. So I volunteered to separate from the military early when my career field was downsized and moved back to my home state of Texas. I found that during the seven years I was enlisted, either America had changed or I had. I was dismayed by the apathy, materialism, wastefulness and anti-intellectualism of civilian life in American suburbia. So I sold everything I owned and immigrated to New Zealand. As majestic as that was, it wasn’t the land of milk and honey I was looking for. Unable to find work in the IT sector I managed a warehouse, worked alongside migrant laborers in fruit orchards and vineyards and studied creative writing. For personal and financial reasons I eventually moved back to America. I’m still kicking around trying to get it all figured out. My long term goal is to build an intellectual monastery where smart people can live for free in a stress free environment where they can focus on their life’s work. It would sure help if I got a MacArthur Fellowship, sponsorship and/or an agent. I’ve been blogging since 2006 about topics that I feel are important and don’t get enough attention. The Wise Sloth blog contains editorial, philosophical, instructional, inspirational and satirical posts in the form of essays, lists, comics, and fiction, which tend to be irreverent, humorous and controversial. I update it as often as possible. View all posts by wise sloth

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