TO THOSE OF YOU THAT LIVE, OR HAVE LIVED, THE DREAM.
(No, not the American Dream of a big house, nice car, kids, wife, full cable TV, and a widespread anus from being fucked by the norms of society.)
To those of you that ski bum, beach bum, adventure, travel the world, have done any of these in the past, or have generally said “fuck the system” (but actually experienced life past high school):
How? TELL ME YOUR STORY.
I always hear about how people work their asses off just to live, so it baffles me when I read stories of ski bumming (or other awesome lifestyles). IS THE REAL WORLD REALLY AS HARD AS THEY SAY?
How do some people work 50 hours a week and can’t pay rent, but you all can afford to ski, live, drink, toke, travel, party, whatever?!?!?!
-Where’s your income from? What kind of jobs are out there? Do you work summers, evenings, both? How easy is it to find a job (summer or 2nd shift) that allows for that much skiing? Any of you working a college-educated job while still pounding out 30+ days?
-Any of you ski bumming while facing a college loan debt? Is it do-able?
-How much does your shelter cost? Sleep in your car? Employee housing? Split rent with buddies for a house?
-I’m guessing most of you have insurance, right? Or is that actually a budget cut?
-Can you afford a smartphone plan?
-On top of all that, how do you afford drank n kush (if you do)? I thought luxuries had to be cut.
-Are you planning ahead for when you move on, or living entirely in the moment?
-Are there negative consequences of temporarily living free? Any old-timers think they would be better off in life if they hadn't said “fuck the system” in their youth? Anyone regret it?
** TELL ME YOUR STORY. TELL ME HOW YOU DID IT. **
AND TELL ME THE DIFFICULTY OF IT. IS THE REAL WORLD AS HARD AS RUMORS MAKE IT TO BE, OR IS IT EASY AS NS MAKES IT TO BE? (half-joking… but seriously)
I’m going to a good university, taking the path that most people take. But I really want some insight on what is my true dream, from people who have done it. And if you’re living the dream, I congratulate and admire you. Please help! Peace.
Oh, and I know of a few members specifically who have done it RIGHT, I might notify a few of my thread to see what happens.