7. Do you take food stamps or other government aid or institutional charity?

No.  I am not opposed to food stamps.  I just don't take them for myself.


Neither do I take government assistance (except that I use libraries and walk on roads and sidewalks), and I try not to take organized do-goodism.  If somebody is paid to help me, I prefer not to accept their help.  If they are volunteers, I will take their help.  The philosophy of living this way is to receive what is freely given, from the heart.  I want all my human contacts to be sincere, with no motivation but the motivation of giving itself.  It's about being real.  I prefer to go hungry than to recieve food not given freely.