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[Oct. 8th, 2008|08:05 am]
Be the change you want to see in the world

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[jesuisgringoire]
I'm in college.  I've dropped out three times and still have a full scholarship.  I'm thinking about a forth.  I'm a gay, vegetarian, anarcho-pacifist.  neo-pagan, too.  I could put myself into more boxes if you'd like.

I'd like to go off the grid.  I don't want to pay taxes.  I don't want to shop at wal mart.  I've had enough of bombs and sweatshops and industrial agriculture.  there are so many days where I feel like if I were to really listen to my conscience that I'd just get up and leave, hitchhike somewhere, stop using money.  I don't know how to do much.  I write a mean research paper, which is not exactly the sort of skill I need for this.  does anybody know of someone or somewhere I could go to?  I'd love to be a gypsy for a while - or settle down with some cool people and learn permaculture and some skilled trade things like carpentry or something.  renaissance fair nerds are cool too - I'm all about learning how to make my own clothes, instruments, and stuff like that.  I know I can't be the only one out there who feels this way.  the only reason I'm not already out on the road is because I'm afraid of doing it alone, and not knowing where to go.

what's up, folks?  anybody hear me?  anybody already doing this?
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[User Picture]From: lucymoose
2008-10-08 02:46 pm (UTC)
I can totally relate to the desire to live off the grid, but I'm not sure how one goes about it. I would suggest, though, that you do something less drastic in the meantime. Since you think you lack skills to get by without a lot of our luxuries, I think perhaps you could plan a long-term camping trip for a start. See how you make out just living it up with very few amenities, and see if you enjoy yourself. I would hate to see you throw everything away for a life you won't necessarily enjoy.

That said, I totally support the idea of living off-grid and if you find a way to do so, DO IT! :)
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