Friday, November 16th, 2012
I’m called ‘the poorest president’, but I don’t feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more.
— Jose Mujica, Uruguay’s populist president. Mujica believes in living simply so that others can simply live. That’s why he gives away ninety percent of his presidential salary and lives with his wife on their farm rather than enjoying the trappings of Uruguay’s official presidential residence.