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Bob Wells, who appears as himself in the Oscar-nominated film, ‘Nomadland’ says that the only way to have freedom in your life is “to reduce your dependence on the dollar.” (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) (Amy Sussman/Getty Images) Read Story Transcript After economic circumstances forced him into a life on the road, Bob Wells came to believe that he never had any “true freedom” in the life he led before. “The only way to have true choices on a daily basis over your life is to reduce your dependence on the dollar,” said Wells, a real-life nomad who plays himself in the Oscar-nominated film Nomadland . “And until then, you won’t. You’ll do whatever the dollar tells you you have to do,” he told The Current’s Matt Galloway. Wells said that from a young age, people in the Western world are taught that living a “quality life” means getting a job, raising a family, buying successively bigger houses, and working most of your life to enjoy retirement in your final decades. “You’re going to give away the 60 best prime years of your life for the 20 poorest years of your health,” he said. “That’s a quality life, that’s what we’re told. And that’s just one great, big, enormous lie.” Wells is a leading voice among people who choose to reject that lifestyle and take to the open road. He offers advice and tips on how to do it on his website and his YouTube channel, CheapRVLiving, which has […]