I'm having a wonderful life, loving parents who pay for me, good friends, quite good marks, roof above my head, food to eat etc, but I don't feel happy. For a long time i'm thinking about giving it up, take my money, stuff and go abroad at the age of 18( I live in Poland). I KNOW WHAT YOU THINK, He's stupid young noob, who knows nothing about life, but i think that only then i can feel happy. I haven't spoken to my parents about this, couse they'd get mad. They want me to choose conformist lifestyle. Study-home-family etc. But I just wanna travel, ski, meet new people, having fun, living live. I listen to punk music, read beat generation books, Im intereted about counterculture, and I always admired people who were in some way different. I feel like part of family, here on NS, so please DON'T HATE ME. I just wanna know if it's possible and what you think about it. Any suggestions what to do before that ? What are the consequences? How much money do I need to live first few weeks ? K+for understanding :)
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do it, worst case you realise how much better you have it where you are and learn to appreciate everything more, best case you learn about the rest of the world and learn to appreciate everything more
it is a win win, but a strong travel plan, and budget is required
also it worth looking into seeing whether your school offers internal outreach programs where you volunteer aboard for a few week, i did one before it was amazing, most likely would be easier to get parents on board for as well
Let me know how it goes..ive got similar plans. My loose and childish idea is that I'm gonna go to either Cali, Colorado, or Oregon for college then make a career for myself out there and never come back East. Not as glorified and "free" as some, but growing up in a stuffy suburb of Connecticut it's pretty far out for me
Do whatever the hell you want. You're 18 you can make your own choices.
"When I win the lottery I'm gonna buy a mansion and name it "theabortionators estate" you can come an go as you please. Ill have a motorcycle in the garage you can run into a tree" -Kevtron
I'm so with you on this. Word for word. I completely understand. I hate feeling tied down even though my life right now isn't bad. I just want to figure out what's important and what I really want and I can't find it here. Yet I haven't left...and I couldn't tell you why.
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Ok, now that I've read it I can respond seriously.
I'm in the exact same conundrum as you are, depressed at home going to post secondary for a degree I would absolutely love to have but I just can't put 4-5 years of focus and hard work in. My mind's racing about all the experiences I could have by doing the things I want to do while I can. I am currently dabbling with the idea of moving to Vancouver and working to pay for skiing for however long I feel, then saving up and travelling to Japan to explore and ski.
It is the only way I can feed the burning inside me of needing to be up high in the mountains with skis on my feet and a joint in my pocket. Forget a career and school and all that mundane stuff for now, I need to RECREATE to put my mind at ease so after a few years of that I can say that I've had all the fun I need for now, let's get back to work on my future, providing for a family, living somewhere beautiful and taking care of my parents all the while still skiing on weekends as a hobby, not a life passion.
graduate high school. then go explore. i learned so much during my year between high school and college. your perception of yourself and people in general will change so much...much better to learn this at a younger age. save up some money and travel around Europe.
"Yeah bro, i can't wait to hang out with you while you get sweet action shots of your groomer turns and using the lips onto rails as jumps with your GoPro that is surgically attached to your empty skull" -skiierman to ny300z