Backstory: I've been growing increasingly depressed with life in general. It's all so redundant and circular, the way we live. We all go to college so we can get a good job. We get jobs so we can buy houses. Which we're rarely in because we're always working. And we buy gas with the money from those jobs to have enough in our tanks to drive to work every day. We buy food from heavily commercialized, loaded up, bullshit companies that draw the blood from the same economy that fuels the outsourcing of jobs overseas and then sit on facebook and bitch about how there are no jobs left. The list goes on and on, and we all do this with the hope that maybe if we bust ass hard enough, eventually it will pay off in the form of vacation days --so we can pretend our lives are interesting, so we can give ourselves the illusion of change-- and pensions --basically counting on hope that the economy doesn't go to shit in the 20-40 years we'll be in a job so we might be lucky enough to have the last quarter of our lives to actually live a little.
I posted the above in a note on Facebook yesterday because I felt like ranting, and everyone kept commenting with the same tone.
"That's just the way it is, kid. That's life. You gotta play the game." etc.
My question, does it really have to be? Why do we need to feed this broken system just because it's 'safe' and 'practical'?
I've spent the past 6 months extensively mapping freight rails, food sources, communes, hostels, and friends houses I could stop at all across the country. I've been saving up my money to bring along some emergency money, just in case, and I've also contemplated bringing my guitar to make some money as I go along.
Basically, I have a plan to disappear. Hop on a freight train and ride out somewhere else. Explore the world. I don't want to be pinholed as just another one on the hamster wheel. I'm terrified of that.
Have any of you seriously thought/contemplated something similar?