hailey (@haileyhuber) 7 years, 9 months ago

I have struggled with the idea of “society.” I realize I am part of the thing we call “society,” but I don’t want to be. It all seems like a big crazy system we all go along with until we die. I feel like I am being pushed into things I don’t really want just because it is the next “step” in society. What I mean by that is not peer pressure into sex or anything, but high school to college to a job to a husband to kids to retirement to death. I see all these people around me going through it like zombies, just going along with it because it is the only way that is “socially acceptable.” But I don’t want it! I want an “Into the Wild” Chris McCandless kind of journey. I want to be rid of everything I know and try a life of exploration not knowing where I will be the next day.

Everyone tells me not to. They want me just to keep going like everyone else and maybe I will be satisfied with my life. They think trying anything like that is too crazy and it would be too hard with money and coming back. I am terrified of breaking away and trying to find my own path, but I am even more scared of staying on this path and wasting my life just doing what everyone says to do. Happiness is inside of us I know, but in this community and life path I can’t even hear myself think: all I can hear are others telling me to mentally conform. What I really want is to be away from everything I know so that I can find out who I am without them pushing me into something different. Any advice?

January 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm
MathiasAndersen (0) (@MathiasAndersen) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I feel the same way Hailey. In honesty I think most people on this site do. And I think that the fear of perhaps never being satisfied with your life living the life of a conformist should drive you towards the “Into the Wild” kind of life. Though I will say that Mr. Supertramp does take it a tad too far maybe? There is an in between option of e.g. taking a job in a foreign country and sort of take it from there, but if you really want to disconnect from society completely go into the wild!

Anonymous (30) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Pick a direction and follow it with every fiber of your being. If it doesn’t work out at least you’ll have no regrets and lived life to the fullest.

Anonymous (175) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m a human. Humans are social, so this is the society I need.

Be lucky you live in a “society” in which your only oppression is innocent social pressure lol.. many others in the world cannot say the same.

Stephani (176) (@dancingscyphozoa) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Do it. Go live that “Into the Wild” Chris McCandless kind of journey. I’m right here next you you stuck in the stream of society, but we can break away, and we will. And we will go with joy.
<3 No fear, don’t look back. <3

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